Be patient. Love the questions, Sit with what is unresolved.
There it is....the dreaded "P-word" again. But somehow, here, it is easier to wait. Easier to pause - delightful, even. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, stops to exchange pleasantries, offer a smile, ask if you need help. I have to stop myself from rushing and bustling through the day, because I think here that would be downright rude! Just like in lovely Listowel in Ireland. I am doing a lot of sighing and smiling here. It is sweet relief.
In the studio, there is a temptation to resolve my direction - who am (artistically) here in Oregon? What will I create? Who is my muse? What does she want? Ahhhhhh. But here, too, I will love the questions themselves and strap myself in for the journey. If I listen closely, there might be magic along the way.
For those of you contemplating a visit to the PNW, I will share my favorite new spots as I find them. These might be cool places to visit if you're ever out here (which I hope you will be!)
Today's lunch spot, and my new favorite AMAZING Mexican restaurant is Tamale Boy in the Dekum Triangle. It's just blocks from my house, and super delicious. Try the cauliflower.
This week's delightful shop discovery is actually a favorite from a prior visit to PDX, and I was thrilled to find it still thriving: Woonwinkle. Who can resist this?
12/20/2018 11:04:16 am
Yes. Enjoy the settling in process. Don't rush it. So much to explore. New environs deserve to be savored slowly. Who know what you'll find and what you'll create.
12/20/2018 11:06:42 am
For sure, Carl! Learning to slow down and savor....one delicious bite at a time. :)
12/20/2018 11:56:16 am
Now I am learning new abbreviations.... PNW PDX WOW! Another secret to view your work ... bigger.... I go to your site and viola HUGE. I think limiting ourselves lets us grow...I am so partial to neutral tones. Let your hair down.. and relax... so glad you are finding yourself ..para para... Love your new studio! SPACE.. of course till you fill it!
12/20/2018 01:30:02 pm
Carol! How funny! I didn't even think about the abbreviations...but glad you gleaned something from them. And thank you for the hint on viewing the work! I use high res pics so am always hoping they show well on the other end.
12/20/2018 04:54:36 pm
oh do try and relax and enjoy the time off....i know i too am guilty of not letting myself just do nothing...which of course our minds continue to wander and work.....just put the head on the shelf for a bit i say!!...wouldn't that be a trick!! do miss you....have fun settling in....Susan
12/20/2018 07:21:16 pm
Takes one to know one, eh Susan? Put the head on the shelf...oooooh that would be just the thing! Missing you and all the wild creatives there...xoxox
12/20/2018 10:06:41 pm
12/21/2018 11:46:53 am
Thank you, Fran!!!!!
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