We are less than a week away from the first day of spring…Yay! The sun is staying up later, the air is a little warmer, the birds are chirping, and we love it! And of course a little bit of Spring fever has set in.
Spring is absolutely my favorite time of year. I’m ready to go for walks and sit on my veranda (it’s really a tiny patio but I prefer veranda) with a glass of wine or coffee and read. Maybe that’s what I need to kick my reading apathy to the curb. It’s been a long, cold, white winter here in Utah. I’m yearning to see some green. Grass. Trees. Flowers. Anything. Well I guess I can wear something green tomorrow. I’ve been hibernating on the couch with my laptop long enough!
I want a new hobby. I’ve been thinking recently about most everything I do is tied to my computer. Even my camera. I have to download the pictures and then edit them. Upload them to show them off. I think I want to do something that makes a mess and gets my hands dirty. So to speak. Even just get some glue on them or something.
For a couple of years now I have been feeling a pull to start beading. Making jewelry. I toyed with it a bit in the beginning and made a few stretchy bracelets and then quit. But I didn’t quit buying beads and beading supplies. Maybe I’ll make some Spring accessories. I’m not really sure how to go about it though. I even tried to get my daughter into beading when she lived with me, hoping that she would fullfill my yearning. She wasn’t interested, even though I bought her some cool stuff. Hmm, maybe I’ll make Jbaby some stretchy braclets.
I’ve also always wanted to learn to watercolor. But I really can’t draw or paint. I’m envious of my friend Teri and her watercolor adventure. I wish I lived in New York and could learn with her.
I could sew. I have two baby quilts in process. I could crochet. I have yarn. But those both feel like winter projects. I need something light, happy, Spring-y. Any ideas? Do you have any hobbies that you want to try or start?
Now is the time I want to DO things. Physical things. I’m painting furniture (involving chalkboard paint to boot…post coming soon) I want throw open the windows, let out the dust, breath in the wonderful air, and use my hands. I’ve noticed that I’m resisting my laptop, and am even resisting my camera. When I am using them my mind is elsewhere, thinking of other things I could be doing. Spring is too short to be stuck inside, glued to a screen. It’s the season to be up and out and at ‘em. In fact, I almost think I’d rather be cleaning!