Thursday, April 23, 2009

A time for quiet

It has been quite a bit since I last wrote in my blog. Such as things are I suppose as we often have bouts of creativity and experimentation and then recede to periods of self reflection and reorganization. I am enjoying the view of our patio which has come to life with bird song and chirps from an array of feathered creatures. We now have two sets of doves who try to assert themselves over the space we have created for them, though they pay no mind to the smaller birds that cling to the feeders. The broad leafed Japanese maple tree planted in the half wine barrel and makes a nice arc is as green and as lush as ever. This has been a creative lull for me. Etsy has been really slow and I haven't sold anything for several months and have begun to post less often now that money is more tight. I feel that my work has a masculine appeal that may not be suitable for Etsy fame which has a certain kind of look that people are going for. But we will see, maybe things will pick up. My shop is now down to 23 separate items and since my sales have leaned towards my portraits of girls I may decided to continue that effort but I am not so sure I want to make things simply so that they will sell.
Sam, Isabella and I went for a walk in the neighboring park across the street to the gardens there, so full of floral varieties. I took lots of pictures which I will post of the wonders there, my favorite being the palm garden. We laid a blanket down under the canopy of palm leaves to snack on cheerios and dried mango. I ventured off to explore and sneak up on several birds and a squirrel with my camera. I was reminded of how beautiful California is and how you don't need to go far to find it. I will try to take this all in with each breath so that I am full before I leave to move to Canada. Soon our baby Jude and will begin to enjoy some of these sensations as well.

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