I’m worried that this racket I’ve accused the bugs (and birds) of is some kind of indicator that fall is coming (kind of like the odd red and yellow leaves I may have seen on the ground). I’m simply not ready to accept it yet. Summer cannot be winding down already!
But evidence of the coming season is stacking up outside — and inside. It’s the time of year when we take an inventory of sorts. We make a list of everything we have here now, and of all of the pieces we want to have on hand. We’re often surprised by how many pieces we need to make in the fall season, and of course the holiday months are coming, so we know we better get crackin’!
It’s also the time of year when we sit down and make another list. It’s a list for…making new work! (Dun dun dun, as our kids would say.) The process of creating new pieces is always uncertain in the beginning. It’s a bit like a moving target — we don’t know where it will lead us. But what we do know is that inspiration is never very far — like on our front porch. Thanks to our dog Lily, we’re in the very beginning stages of creating a new Gatski sculpture — a dog! (Stay tuned for photos.)
As we tackle our lists, the shelves will be full, and there will be new work to share. And all the while, we’ll be prompted by those little chirpers (and screechers) urging, It’s time, Gatskis, it’s time.
Do you find yourself preparing for fall or hanging on to summer? When do your thoughts turn to cooler temperatures?
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