That’s right – right after the final Thanksgiving guests left, I found myself feeling a mite funny. Later that night I would become well acquainted with my bathroom floor, glad for all the intensive cleaning I had done in preparation for family and friends. I had the old stomach flu. Today is my first day out of bed and I’m still not certain I should be. There’s something about a 102.8 fever that takes the spunk right out of a gal.
So many days doing nothing is making my hands twitch. The muse is not patient. I’m dying to make a blouse I’ve been dreaming of for weeks. Itching to start drafting the winter jacket to end all jackets. Clawing to create a few warm wool skirts for the frigid frigid season, but all that comes out is a bleat of, “Can I have more ginger-ale? Oh Tender of the ill!”
Soon I will share with you the most perfect present ever made, my new curtains -curated by a sisterly friend and myself and share some Thanks Giving pictures pre-floor. For now – I’ll leave you with some of my favorite creativity-inspired quotes:
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Di Vinci
“I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. ” -Yves Saint Laurent
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” -Pablo Picasso
And my favorite author – says a little of this about creativity,
“Creativity is not efficient. She has a different relationship to time than most of us. A minute can last a day and a day can last an hour. She loves all the seasons. … It is New Year’s all year long at her house. …” -J Ruth Gendler.
And just in case I lose focus for just one second – this saying is never far from my mind:
“Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains” -Chinese saying