Saturday, January 25, 2014
the waiting place
Our largest visitor to our bird feeder is this guy: a Pileated Woodpecker. Isn't he lovely? I've named him Woody since that is everyone (of a certain age's) only example of a woodpecker character. We waited months for the big birds to become daring enough to check out the new feeder. Luckily we were all home when he came for his meal and Dave was quick on the draw and got photos.
This week was on the low key side. Both boys were down with fevers & coughs and so I felt like we were in the waiting place. Waiting for the fevers to break, waiting for coughs to subside, waiting for their immunity systems to tackle the virus....I must admit I got cabin fever and wanted to get out and about. But I was able to finish my jam from 2013's frozen berries, watch some interesting documentaries, and catch up on housework. Our forced hiatus from regular scheduling will be over on Monday.
January has brought new projects to us all, new learning and new perspectives. I feel really blessed in many ways these days. There is a lot of hope in working towards goals either as individuals or as a family.
In November through to January I had a piece included in a Mail Art Exhibition. My piece is the middle of the bottom row. It is called Mary I and the central image is custom designed fabric with a photo of my paternal grandmother. At some point this year I will receive another artist's work from this show and another artist who participated will get my pieces (I sent in three). All pieces were 4 x 6", what are known as Artist Trading Cards or ATC's for short. Overall the show was great with so much variety and work sent in from all over the world. So again, I wait for my pieces to arrive in the mail at some point in the next months. I love waiting for mail. Sometimes the waiting place isn't bad at all.