Wednesday, January 13, 2016


There are times when I am not horribly productive.
I try to be... and aim to get more done... but somehow, just can't accomplish as much as I need to or want to. I am sure this is true for everyone... and that my experience is not unusual.
These past few weeks have been fraught with anxiety and change... sleep deprivation & worry... so much so, that I feel like I am sort of
(just now) coming to grips with it.

One of the things I have been working on; is going through all the "extra stuff" we have... some of which are things we haven't unpacked since moving back to PA. Books, art we don't have room for, tchotchkes, extra dishes.... things I've picked up at sales and such.... things people were getting rid of... projects that need finished.... you get the idea. It's time to clear out; so that new work can be done. And, if it helps our income ... that is awesome.  I've been compiling a list of the stuff as I go through it, ... and then in the evenings, I try to look some of it up and see if it has any monetary value. So far, I also have gathered up some music and doctoral thesis of a friend that will be gifted to music lovers in the area, some of the first booklets of the Woodsmen's Carnival here in Potter County that will be going to the Pennsyvania Lumber Museum, and I discovered another bound doctoral dissertation... and when I looked it up; discovered that the author/ now professor works at Stanford. I was able to find an address, and wrote to him; and will be mailing it out to him this week. He was thrilled! Especially so, as there was a letter tucked in the book that was meant for him; but never delivered. I feel as though there is an element of "finishing up" going on... and that is good.

Sometimes you just have to take a step back, reevaluate, and go from there.

Late last night, I wandered out in the snow and took some photos of the trees. I then decided to add a texture photo layer,
and some artwork to the shot.... hence.... the altered photoArt for today's post.
See you all tomorrow.