This image, taken in my studio yesterday, pretty much sums up how I’m feeling at the moment.
The joy that I feel when the swallows return in summertime, the relief of arriving home after a long journey, faith in the unseen mysteries of navigation.
My studio re-Vamp is complete and I’m looking forward to welcoming familiar friends and meeting new ones in my space this Saturday. I love the new spaciousness and order I have made in my studio, and I’m excited about what new creative and artistic adventures I will set out upon from it.
A few days ago, I shared my original concept of Inspiraculum with my online group SOMA. It is an actual place where individuals or groups can come for a day or a week to recharge and create. I have committed to leading a mask-making workshop this summer, where participants will not only make and decorate a mask molded on their face, but will explore what the mask means – is it the face we hide behind, or a part of our self we wish to show to the world, or . . . . . ?
I will also welcome my 250,000th (quarter of a millionth!) visitor to Inspiraculum sometime in the wee hours of tonight. Not that I am keeping count, but it feels like a milestone for my little blog which I began four years ago to keep my friend in California up to date with my happenings and life. What a journey it has been and I take heart that some of you have found Inspiraculum to be a place of pleasure, inspiration, solace, exploration . . . .
Most of all, I feel the wonderful sense of place and belonging which has for so long eluded me. Home inside and around me, a place of rest and renewal.