rocking back and forth
'feeling helpless, in general'
doll stamp from le Tampographe Sardon*, rib cage from family home, home-made ink from lawyer's wig or shaggy cap mushrooms, growing in our garden!
emotions come and go, duh
life's like that Saskia!
today the sun is shining, the house extension is well on it's way, i'm feeling less panicky, quite relaxed in fact
the kids dropped by for the weekend and have left: the youngest drove back to his student digs in his big brother's car, the eldest flew off to Uganda, where he'll be working on his thesis for the next 3 months
i had thought of visiting but the hassle of organising flight, visa, inoculations and dog-care was just too much for me, what with the builders and me sort of assistant-project-manager, I have no more head-space
just snippets of time to make a painting like above, or collage a boat from bits i find on the building site, bottom images
image taken as i stand on the dike looking down upon our house, this is the north-facing side
you can see the builders up on the new roof fixing the skylight! i look forward to lying on the floor in that new living space gazing up at the stars.....the small window in the dormer is our shower window, where i can spot the bats flitting in the crepuscule as i shower...i'm kind of romantic that way
on the right you can just catch a glimpse of my studio
feeling grateful, small life-boat