Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Distant Second

How has three months passed since my first excited posting on this blog? At that inaugural moment it felt like all things were possible and that I was off on a new exciting road. Obviously I didn't figure on all the mental roadblocks I would run into.

My new grandson is living and growing in a city three hours away so there are only infrequent brief visits. I am defining my role as grandma as I go along because it's not (and never will be) what I had always imagined it would be. I am enjoying watching him change week by week from afar and looking forward to the days when he will show us his own special personality and we can interact with each other.

Meanwhile I'm preparing for my first artist's retreat in Wisconsin in October. I took the leap and signed on to the chunky book exchange offered and was required to do 43 pages of 4x4 art. That was a good choice on my part since it forced me by having a deadline to actually do some art, to push me past my almost terminal procrastination. I sent them off to the "bookbinder" yesterday which has left me a little hollow-feeling until I start on something else. I have plenty of things to do; it's just a matter of doing it!

Hopefully I can use this blog to keep me moving forward, in my writing and in my art. I guess I'll also have to beef up my scant computer and photography skills so that I can post some pictures on here to make it more interesting.

That's what life is all about. Learning and growing and taking it day by day. Keep on keeping on...