It was one of Captain Kangaroo's read-aloud favorites. (Having just spent a few minutes reading the Wikipedia entry on Captain Kangaroo I am further reminded of Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose!)
See what I mean? Scattered, distracted, prone to flights of fancy, that's me. Perhaps this is due to a sort of mania that can accompany the long summer days in the northwest, (over 15 hours of daylight today! sunset at 9:07 p.m.!) or maybe it's the fuzzy thinking that comes to women of a certain age...walking into a room to get the car keys and 30 minutes later three bookshelves have been straightened and the sink has been scoured, but I'm going to be late to work. Again. At times I am able to hyper focus, (which I have learned is a paradoxical ADD ability). This usually occurs for me, typically, when working in my studio. At those times the cats go hungry, the mail piles up, I live on coffee and pita chips and wear my pajamas all day. (I'm just kidding about not feeding my cats. I love my cats. This week was Henry's first birthday!). Yesterday, my hyper-focusing ability allowed me to accomplish a bit on the print I'm working on for the upcoming print exchange. So far, so good.
print, carve, print, carve, print
And my sketchbook and sticky notes have always provided ample opportunities for me to while-away the time that could be spent dusting, paying bills, making a hot meal for myself, or trying to figure out why my sketch postings of late tend to look blurry, (see below).
That's my week in a nutshell. (Having just spent reading the Wikipedia entry on nutshells I have learned that walnut shells can be used for cleaning and polishing, as a filler in dynamite, and as a thickening agent in paint!)