The cooler mornings have begun. Finally. It’s almost November and most days have still been in the nineties here in north Florida. Last night we had a drizzle and now at 10:38 am it’s only 66 degrees in Trenton.
Today’s farm tasks: feed, and rake out the extra bedding in the brooder area. I burned the brush pile before the breezes kicked up and while the ground was still wet. Bill’s old blue chair was in there. I can’t wait until it cools down so I can gather the metal springs and hinges to use in my assemblages.
Bill is going to work on adding gates to the hen pastures today and he wants to cut down brush in the overgrown areas. Today we will be in opposite ends of the farm. It will be a good change after spending the last few days butchering and packing together.
There are times for working side by side, and there are times for working separately. I enjoy both. I kissed him good bye and now I’m in the studio with my scented candles and warm sunshine at my back as I write this.
Today’s art tasks: Finish up two assemblages for a show at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope AL. If I get those done, there are about 20 more small ones filling my work table that I would love to finish for my etsy store and the Harn Museum Gift Shop in Gainesville.
It’s been two weeks since I taught at the Gathering of Artisians in North Carolina and the warm fuzzies are still lingering. There are new friends to connect with on social media and a new purpose in my step. I love teaching; I love seeing my student’s expressions when “Aha” moments strike. I love the words that come out of my mouth that I didn’t know were there. That’s the part God does. He and I get to partner together in the classroom and pass on some knowledge that will widen someone else’s horizons. Yay.
So I’m getting ready to go to my next workshop. Plein air on the eastern shore of Alabama, November 8, 9 and 10. (there’s still room if you’d like to join us). I always learn so much from my students. I can’t wait to see what will happen.