New name…stays the same?

I wish I knew the answer to that!

Last week, I had the opportunity to renew Write, Knit, Spin.com.  I thought about it for a long time, and decided to change the name of the domain as I was changing the focus of the blog.  So, welcome to Artisan Woman.  The name is, I hope, self-explanatory.

When I asked myself what word or phrase I would use to describe myself, that’s what I came up with.  I’m a woman who makes things.   Even if what I’m in the process of “re”-making, right now, is myself.  I am, after all, a work in progress.

You might want to change your blog reader to the new URL:  www.Artisanwoman.com.

Dare I say that I think I’m through the worst of the detox?  Last Saturday, I found myself in the middle of an energy burst.  I did more stuff in one day than I’d accomplished in a week of bad detox.  Then I did more on Sunday.  I had a busy day on Monday.  Tuesday, I saw 3 clients.  Wednesday I slept late.  Today is a day off.  But I’m going to return library books, and maybe stop at the garden store.  Then I’ll come home, coat myself in DEET, and do some gardening type work.  I haven’t had this much energy in years.

I feel bad that I’ve not been taking any pictures.  I have to fix that.  A blog with no photographs is a boring blog, I know.

Maybe I can paint a word picture for you:

There are three sprigs of Lily of the Valley in a tiny china vase on my desk.  I don’t know where the vase came from.  It’s one of those things I’ve collected over the years.  It’s only about 4 inches tall, and has a pink and a yellow flower on the front.  A band of gold lines the rim.

The tiny bell-shaped flowers are so fragrant.  They are reminiscent of Muget perfume, a brand that was a favorite of older women back when I was a kid.  It’s not something I would choose to wear, but it’s smells like late may into June, in the same way that Lilacs smell like Mother’s Day and Hyacinths smell like April.   The lowest three bells on one sprig are starting to turn brown at the edges.  On my way in, later, I’ll pick some more and refresh these.  I’ll probably pick enough to put in various rooms in the house.

I love fresh flowers in the house.

The embarrassment of lilac bushes ensured that the house was filled with fragrance and flowers for a few weeks.  That is one of the only things I miss about my life in Florida; flowers were so cheap, I had vases of them in the house at all times.  Maybe, I’ll get the cutting garden happening this year.  It could happen.  I’ve been trying (or threatening) to put one in since we moved back to NY in 2000.  Maybe 2011 is the year it will happen.

It’s nice to have a day totally to myself.  I’m enjoying the silence inside my head.  While it’s really nice to be busy, both work-wise and socially, I really enjoy the occasional day with no plans that involve other people.

And so that I don’t leave you with any pictures, here is a little guy that I found on the deck the other day:

 

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