Today my copy of Esti Hernandez de Miguel's book arrived in the post. Called My Drawings of wolf men, girl skaters, tree women, black skies and other stories, it is a beautiful collection of drawings, quirky stories and musings. (See more of her fantastic work here.)
As I was paging through it and delighting in how her mind works, I was thinking of my month of tadding, and how difficult (and draining) I found it to think of things to make (and then to make them ...) and how relieved I was when it was all over and I could relax into my semi-vegetative state once again. My goodness, to have the discipline to sit down every day and work at an idea!
I have renewed admiration and appreciation for creative people, I really do. For those who sit down every day (or almost every day) and create. Whether it be a drawing, a piece of music, paragraphs of prose or poetry, a felted garland, a paper doll, a tea towel with a hand-printed design, a clever cushion cover, an outfit, amazing hand-lettered art, a photograph, a painting, a vignette of arranged objects ...
Creative people, I salute you all.
And now go off and have a fantastic weekend. Make something. (Or take a little rest.)