I am working with copper wire right now, learning to make some new shapes, work with it in different ways. I’m just spending time with it, not trying to make a finished piece of jewelry, just tinkering. And I’m surrounded by scent, color, and texture. I can smell the fresh, ripeness of the peaches and plums on the table in front of me. And I love the different shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple. My colored pencils are here because I’ve been sketching. A jar, cup or mug of colored pencils beckons one to sketch and create. The ceramic bowl has a smooth black surface on the outside, with a tan textured surface inside. The textures are interesting and get along nicely with the fuzziness of the peaches. And I love beautiful batik fabrics like those below the bowl. I don’t sew – I know how, but I don’t – yet I just love these fabrics.
It’s summer and the longest day of the year and I m surrounded by wonderful things.