Daffodils in a Fiestaware pitcher – watercolor on 140# Arches cold press
I was so excited that spring had finally arrived that I ran out and bought some daffodils and put them in my green fiestaware pitcher. I love this pitcher. It was given to me by my long-time friend Jim who had boatloads of the stuff. He has since curated his collection to a few select pieces and sold the rest. I was lucky to get this item and I always have it on my mantle, with or without flowers.
Thank you all for your comments on the previous post. My retirement or “re-wirement” as my friend Joan calls it is a work in progress. I have not relaxed one day since being home. I have anxiety dreams each night and still think on Sunday nights, like tonight, that I have to get up and go to work tomorrow. I’m sure this will pass and my rewirement will begin. I am looking forward to being rewired.
The Husband and I have been purging, packing and painting so we can move. Where to? That’s the million dollar question. I heard about this book by Marie Kondo, a former Shinto shrine maiden: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” I haven’t gotten it yet, but read enough and heard enough about it to get the gist. I will get it one of these days after I’ve tidied up my bookshelves. I’ve also seen some videos she has of organizing an underwear drawer. Now, Miss Kondo is a very petite woman. And not an American. After I watched her fold her teeny tiny underpants and teeny tiny bras and put them neatly in a teeny, tiny drawer, I realized I would have to modify her methods. I have bigger drawers. In both senses of the word.
I am continuing to purge, but my green fiestaware pitcher will be with me wherever I end up.