I thrive on routine. How about you? What routines get you revved up in the morning and carry you through the day? There is nothing like having to care for others to get some of us up. I am fortunate that Lola, this blog’s pinup girl, doesn’t feel a need to rouse me from my slumber to feed her. However, she does join me when I arise to reassure herself this morning is like other mornings. Yes, her food bowl is replenished, I’m heating hot water and heading upstairs to write my morning pages.
When the weather complies my husband and I head out for a walk after breakfast. We have several 4 – 5 mile loops to take. We chat some and are silent some. Not sure what he thinks about, but I typically am planning work. Knowing I would be writing my post this morning, I tested different subjects to focus on and settled on routine.
Not So Routine
I have three designated studio days each week. Wish I could say I spend 100% of the day working in the studio, but alas inevitably there are meetings to attend. Nevertheless, I did manage to make good progress on my latest thread painting, especially since it is proving more difficult than prior thread paintings. Lola is larger than any thread painting I have tackled before, making her anything but routine. She measures 9″ H x 10″ W. The result is this allows for more detail. More detail, means many more thread changes.
One routine I relish is making my monthly blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge .
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