Monday, August 24, 2009

prehnite pretty

i LOVE prehnite! it is just so beautiful and glowing and otherworldly, and a "stone for dreaming and remembering". i made a couple of pieces with it over the weekend. here is one of them.

glenn (my husband, for those of you who don't know yet) is back to school this week (as a teacher, not a student). it's been a bit of an adjustment. he was "in charge" of the kids all summer, and i pretty much worked full time on my jewelry. i could be out in my studio everyday, from 10-4, longer if i needed. it took a while to get used to not being with the girls, but i CHERISHED all the time in my shop. now, he is gone from 6-6. i love my sweet children, and i am glad to be with them again. we are re-establishing our little routine of snuggle, breakfast, nice long walks in the double bob every morning, followed by june's morning nap and book time in the recliner with hazel. then lunch, then to the park or the library or to the store, then afternoon nap for both girls (aaahhh...) then coloring or sandbox or swinging or some other engaging activity until dad gets home. however, i am missing my time out there desperately. i know i will transition into this, but how will i have time to make all of my new ideas? hazel starts school (1 1/2 days a week) next week and june will go to daycare one of those days. plus, glenn's school district decided to try 4 day weeks this year, so i will have fridays in the studio. i will probably also have to take sundays... it worked before and it will work again... it's all about the balance... any advice?


marisa martinez said...

Hang in there!
I have realized a little too late that the time we have with them is so fleeting. It is just now now that my baby is going to start full time kindergarten that I am left wondering where all the time went. I feel like I didn't take the time to just enjoy them being little. I became a single mom a couple years ago which threw me into a whirlwind of having to wear all the hats in the house. There have been many days when I have planned to have a full day in the studio and I have had to cancel because one of the boys has woken with a fever or my older son who is Autistic and has epilepsy is totally out of sorts or most frustrating the sitter canceled. I felt my day was ruined. Now I am starting to realize that before I know it they will be grown, and that even these moments with them are precious... I have to remind myself that I am blessed that my art allows me to be flexible to be there when they need me and it will be there when they don't need me as much as well.

In reading your post I was so touched by the quality time that you spend with your girls, you sound like a fabulous mother! You are a very talented artist as well!
Keep up the good work!

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

thank you so much, marisa! it is so very true. i try so hard to just cherish the moments i am with the girls, to really BE with them, so that when i am not i can really BE wherever else i am. it is tough. but thank you for the reminder of how fleeting this time really is!