I'm so happy it's spring.
This winter has been rough. In all honesty though the last few winters have pushed me about to my limit, and not for weather woes, but rather entirely too many hospital visits, too many brushes with death for people I love dearly. Too much suffering. With news coming today that my dad's two week long hospital stay (which culminated in a triple bypass this past Monday) is coming to an end Saturday with his release makes me feel like the worst is truly behind us. This spring, more than any other, has brought with it the feeling of renewal for me. For the first time in a long time it actually feels like a fresh start.
Part of what has helped me to get through these past few horrific months (besides my unbelievably supportive family and friends) has been completely throwing myself into my new work. Despite the extreme stress I've been under I've just been making, making, making. It's been so therapeutic for me. I'm inspired by the promise of warm weather around the corner, of flowers and I even joined Pinterest (gasp!) after all these years to make a design color inspiration board. I also did something else that I've been meaning to do forever, color samples. These little gems will be so helpful in choosing colors for my new pieces, I don't know why it took me so long to get these done.