Usually this time of year I can be found under my pre-SURTEX rock. Busy designing booth displays, creating new art, organizing travel and exhibiting logistics, worrying about details, and in general, freaking out and way too busy.
And with or without me, spring comes and goes.
I've been trying harder to make this happen with me, to be present and enjoy the season, although the underside of that rock always manages to beckon me back.
The best so far - two warm, sunny days in a row where I was able to take my studio outside and work in the backyard. Birds singing, spring scents wafting on the breeze, birds of all sizes fluttering so closely around my head I felt like a Disney princess.
Days where I actually get to draw all day are pretty rare, considering I supposedly draw pictures for a living. That's the price I pay for being too stubborn for an agent, but then that's another subject for another day. Days like this remind me that I am the luckiest girl in the world, with the best job in the world, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. Even a couple weeks before SURTEX.
It may be cloudy again today, and I am here inside, organizing, worrying, and in general, freaking out and way too busy, but it's spring. Yesterday I smelled my first lilac bloom, and we ate our first salad from the garden. Spring is magic, and it just gets better every day.