spring thaw

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and I spent the day spring cleaning my studio. I felt like it was New Year’s Day all over again, like I am just waking up from a long winter’s nap. And it feels wonderful.

For so long now I have been complaining talking about the weather, as if it were the only thing that matters. My apologies to you all. I think I’m done now, plans are forming in my head, I may even feel a creative tingling or two. Apparently, that portion of my life had been frozen along with my toes.

Now it is time to peel off the layers, expose some new skin (which, I must warn, may blind you) and soak up some energy. Time to move, time to sing, time to clean and sort and straighten and let go. Of things I don’t need, things I don’t want, and the things that keep getting in my way.

Not a clean slate so much as a freshly washed chalkboard.

It’s time to make some new marks, plant some new seeds, grow up and out instead of in and under. Time to dip those toes into fresh new waters.

I don’t know what took me so long to get here this year, but I suppose that really, it doesn’t matter.

What matters is where I go from here. And since I seem to have come a little late to this year’s party, I’m just going to have to dive right in, maybe even do a little catching up.

But that’s okay, those waters don’t look too deep, and besides,

just look at all those sparkles.


Uplifting, inspiring post! Spring is such a wonderful time of the year with oh so many possibilities.

Happy Spring!

I love the visual of dipping our toes in fresh waters . . . scrabbling to take my socks and shoes off so I can dip mine with you.

🙂 big smiles

Don’t you love fresh starts?

a wonderful image to go alongside your positive thoughts .. afreshly cleaned chalk board..I like that !!

ah, i am still complaining about the winter and that would be the winter’s fault.

A gorgeous photograph, and a truly wonderful post!

We all feel the urge to clean when spring is here, I cleaned out some old archives myself, and my head at the same time

oh yay! so happy you are onward and forward!
me, too … love your freshly cleaned chalk board …
carpe diem!

I have the energy to get moving – just wish I had the time to do it!

Great post! I can identify with your quest to define what’s most important in life, and what’s unnecessary. I found Hanne Matthiesen’s article in the most recent issue of Somerset Studio (about her “book-in-a-suitcase”) to be quite thought-provoking when it comes to deciding what’s truly necessary in life, and what “baggage” should be left behind. It inspired me to create a list on my blog of the people, activities, and things that really matter to me, as well as a list of “baggage” that I need to leave behind. Seeing the list in writing helps me to take a deep breath each day and deliberately focus on what I truly care about…while letting go of the other stuff.


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