Yes, I know it's over a month since I last posted -- and I am now returning. Every now and then I find it restorative to take a little break from blogging, from too much facebook, from all the lovely and wonderful distractions of the net to dive into more reflective times -- reading books (lots of books!) walking in the mountains (lots of walking), and working with my hands instead of my brain -- knitting, setting up the loom for the New Year, warping projects, spending time with family, cooking and eating, and just....unplugging.
But I never leave for long. I look back on the eight years I have stored in this blog and I am happy to be here. Happy to share all the shiny and wonderful things this magpie finds. It's a new year, resolutions abound (and have already been broken and re-knitted) and I look forward to sharing my experiences of 2015.
And I could not resist sharing this wonderful piece of sculpture by Spanish artist Gerard Mas -- who creates these lovely "Florentine" style busts with a healthy dose of humor. Exactly what I need for working on the Three Sisters novel, whose plot structure lately has been more like solving a math problem that refuses to add up.
A late addition -- as Marly Youmans mentioned in the comments that she especially liked one of Gerard Mas's pieces, I thought I would add it here too -- She is a wonderful Bee Queen --