Its definitely not the warmest of months…working at my bench requires several extra layers and lots of hot drinks!

I have spent a considerable amount of time at home instead, doing all those boring but necessary things like paperwork, applying for 2018 shows and trying to plan for what I’m doing creatively for the rest of the year. I’m kind of there, I think….

It has also been useful to reflect on what I’ve made, what worked, what didn’t and how to change this. Breathing time is essential to creativity especially after the chaos of Christmas! I think that after the Festive season, I’m a bit like an old car, I take longer to start!

I’m starting to move and make now, there are small signs of spring just starting to appear, snowdrops are flowering, the shoots of daffodils are beginning to appear and I’ve heard the skylarks singing whilst out walking my dog. This quote about winter really sums it up for me:

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination”. ~Terri Guillemets

Very true. I love winter, the bareness, the cold, but I’m ready for a bit of colour and warmth now, especially in my studio. Brrrr!