Sunday, May 4, 2014

Butterflies on the Beach



I have nothing to say here. It's been like that for a while now. My creative energy has been dormant. Instead of stringing old words together to make new stories I've been clearing, decluttering and, in some cases, destroying. (Bye, bye houseplants. Hello garbage dump!)

So why am I here if I have nothing to say? Well, because I miss writing here, and I miss interacting with the wee community of friends I have made on the interwebs. 

So instead of a story here's a picture of me, on the beach, dodging raindrops after an oyster burger at a sea-side pub. 

Things are good.

Linking up with Patti and the amazing community of visible women over at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. Go check them out!


16 comments:

  1. We all have those days (weeks, months)! Hang in there and enjoy cleaning, the beach, and oyster burgers!

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  2. I have felt this way too, Laurie. Enjoy the projects that interest you, and please keep coming around! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  3. Thank you Patti. You are always the most gracious host!

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  4. Well, you look great anyway! And an oyster burger - yum!!! Are you still sketching?

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    1. Thanks Val! The sketching has stalled for the moment, though I still have more drawings from the sketchbook to share.

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  5. I have finally begun to understand that this is a necessary part of the creative cycle. So embrace it, and enjoy the clearing. It will make way for new creative spark! And the rain! It's been crazy this weekend...I have a post all ready to go, but haven't been able to take my photographs.

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    1. I know what you mean about photos Sue! This winter was a challenge. Weekends were generally rainy, and on weekdays it was too dark before work and after work. Hope you find a sunny moment today for your pictures, or for whatever else you might enjoy.

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  6. I'm happy to find your blog. I live near north of Seattle so we are neighbors! I've never had an oyster burger before - sounds interesting! Have a great week.

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    1. Hello neighbour! Welcome. Oyster burgers aren't for everyone. They certainly taste like the ocean, but if you get the chance do try one!

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  7. Sounds like what I refer to as seasonal malaise, I find for me spring and autumn always a need for reflection. Enjoy your clearing, inspiration just around the corner.

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    1. You have such nice way of expressing what's been going on here Jill! Thanks.

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  8. Hello, Darling Laurie! So glad you're here. Pretty spiffy outfit and you're looking chic for the downing of oyster burgers and strolling amid the drift! That's a story ... better than mine, this week, by a long shot!
    I'm just coming out of a similar creative malaise, too. It's shaking off the hibernation fog of winter, I think.

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    1. Thank you dearest Jan. Another lovely way to express what I've been feeling. I can always count on you to say just the right thing!

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