When the cats were at the back door this morning, meowing to be fed I knew, it would be a good day. It’s been so cold, they haven’t come out of the barn in weeks. The icicles were dripping and the birds were making so much noise I could almost smell the wet earth under the piles of snow.
When I got into the studio I couldn’t help but do some spring cleaning. I piled some books and art catalogues, that I haven’t looked at in years, into a box. I threw some old papers, photos and drawings in the wood stove and and blessed them as they burned. I emptied 3 boxes of used tea bag tabs into a basket and put them back on the shelf, then took them off the shelf and burned them too. I dusted the shelves and kept only what I would use for the work I’m doing now. I cleared out some old, dusty energy and left space for some new energy.
Then I got to work, finishing up some long promised special orders and started on the Library Potholders. Above is my first one, the Children’s Room from the Community Library in Cobleskill NY.