Back to Work
It’s been almost three weeks since I moved to Vermont, and I am happy to report that almost all boxes have been emptied, flattened and delivered to the town dump, every room is about as furnished and decorated as it can or will be given our limited resources of time money and energy, and we have even managed to take a few little trips to picturesque nearby towns, Manchester being one of them, and the subject of Brian’s most recent post which you can find here. In Manchester, on Mount Equinox, I shot some film for the first time in far too long, which I will be handing over to my new camera shop soon, and if all goes well, will allow me to share some real photographs with you next week.
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
Until now I have been relying on my digital camera to capture certain aspects of my new life here, and anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how I feel about the differences between digital and film shooting! Still, if I go too long without some sort of camera in my hands, I suffer a form of artistic withdrawal that makes me bad company indeed, especially to myself. Above is the morning view from my kitchen window. Below is the morning view from my bedroom window after a few inches of snow that fell overnight last week but has since melted.
View from Above
And below is what the parking lot for our building looked like later that morning after our neighbors had left for work.
Speaking of work, I have finally organized my studio/study to the point where I can locate all my materials as needed, leaving me no choice but to get back to actually creating things. What these things will be, I can’t yet be sure, but just to feel the sensation of not doing something related to household affairs, I began designing and crocheting some new wrist warmers yesterday. It was the first time I have felt as if I were actually living here, and not just "settling in," and I hope to have many more such days ahead.
Wrist Warmer : Lilac, Melon, Snow and Plum
Here is a sneak peak of the two new pairs of wrist warmers I will be posting to my Etsy site tomorrow, just in time for all you late or last minute holiday shoppers. There is still time to order something and receive it by Christmas!
Wrist Warmer: Green Mountains on a Sunny Day
I’ll also be sending out my End of Year Newsletter soon, so if you aren’t already signed up, please do. In conclusion, I'd like to acknowledge and thank you all for your kindness and patience during this busy time, and especially for so many warm birthday wishes following last week’s post. Because of you, even in a new home and town, I feel I am always in the company of good friends.