When I'm focused, I can move mountains and when I'm not.... I drift.
Drifting from task to task, room to room, flitting like a butterfly in summer garden.
Today I ventured into my studio. I wanted to make something but didn't know what. Picked up this and that only to put them down again, the urge to create strong, but nothing compelling enough to spur me on.
As I cast a glance 'round the room I spied a little bundle of inspiration I picked up along our travels in France.
I've had a thing for driftwood since I was a toddler and everywhere I go I can't resist adding to my pile, and this trip was no exception. (When I was filling out my Customs Declaration on the plane there was no where to declare my driftwood, rocks, beach glass and seedpods - I was like a little kid with their pockets jammed full after a day outside!).
I saw a driftwood heart in a small shop and was completely enchanted with it but it was too big and too fragile to get back home. But the wheels were turning and I knew if I gathered enough, I could make my own when we got home...
It was a little fiddly and as I had a limited supply (I am definitely buying a bigger suitcase before I go on any more trips!) I had to break bigger pieces into littler ones but I am thrilled with it.
I had one flat piece that I thought I would paint something on but then these carved stone flowers called out to me...
I just have to decide if I want to add a hanger or just display it propped on a shelf - propping is winning right now...
One of my favourite things about being away is the stack of mail waiting for me when I get back home, and if there's a parcel or two in the mix, even better!
I saw these beautiful napkins on Dorthe's blog where she used them in one of her delightful projects, and she spent me a small packet of them - every side is different and I am so excited to play with these - lots of inspiration!
She also included one of her beautiful tags...
There was also this beautiful greeting card from Susan at Suztats. Susan does the most amazing painting, and she also does a weekly challenge in which she stretches her painting skills. I love reading all about them and every once in a while she cuts up a canvas and makes note cards for readers.
And this little sweetie landed right before I left - Sherry from Creatology sent me this adorable little bird! Cheery and sweet, and a pretty yellow - a perfect little bird to perch right beside my work table and remind me summer is indeed here!
Thank you ladies. I am so grateful you were kind enough to send me these treasures!
And finally, I've caught up my tally for May just in time to say goodbye to June as well - neither month is going to be good for my goals but vacations and gardens get in the way of things sometimes!