"The towels are ready! The towels are ready!" said an imaginary Paul Revere, who is galloping around Spring Bird shouting at all who may have a pile of dirty dishes in their sink. No, it's been a busy week of prepping orders, painting ornaments, and making towels. For those of you who have ordered the Total Package of Woolgathering, your towels are on their way to you, and for those of you who have just ordered towels separately, ditto! For those of you who may be interested in ordering towels, check them out here or here. I enjoyed tie-dying these towels with a square motif and block printing Spring Bird birds for applique. Because of their handmade nature, each towel is unique and one-of-a-kind!
I feel like a miniature Paul Revere is constantly galloping in my brain reminding me of the odds and ends that must be achieved during this busy season, but there have been some moments of peace amid the hectic buzz. We've had our first snow falls at Spring Bird, and I didn't realize how much I'd missed the snow. The bareness, the white, and the crisp air erase the merry madness. We've had some close encounters with the most relaxed deer that make us smile and assume a contented gaze. And as needles drop like lemmings from a cliff, from our bundle of Spruce limbs that serves as our Christmas tree, we soak up the sun, unfettered by leaves, that pours through the windows. I hope that you can find moments of stillness and calmness despite everything else that pulls at your attention. I give you permission to disengage and ignore that thing that you feel obligated to do but really don't want to do. Instead, go for a walk, stare at some fat squirrels, or smell a snow storm coming. T'is the season. You're welcome!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.