Friday, March 31, 2006
5 Senses Friday...
Cripes! What a busy busy week....how has it been for you? I am SO glad that it is Friday, and I can get a bit of a long lie tomorrow. I have been struggling all week, what with the clocks going back, and just feel knackered, but good knackered if you know what I mean?!! I have pretty much cleared the decks of all my jobs..the last ivories are drying, necklaces have been strung..it's all good. Have you realised today is the last day of the quarter...it feels quite good to have gotten through so much of the year already and still be afloat. This months business account statement said I paid more money in than took out...so it was a good month! Thank you all so much for your support..orders, kind words..everything, it sure has helped get me through the hard start to my fist full year of trading- you are all so very appreciated! :)
A bit of news...today I sent off some work to the fabulous store Rare Device run by the lovely Rena Tom who's work I very much admire! I am really delighted to be stocking them..and it my first stockists overseas (never mind that's it's NY!!) so it is a big milestone for me..yay!!
Righto..so on with the sensory part of the programme:...
Sight: Looking for seriously comfy footwear for the big French walkabout next month and saw thatCamper's new spring/summer collection is wonderful , and that they have started to make size 9's (42)..hurrah!!...after Mav's posts on art, I was inspired to hang these on my wall (they had been inside my cupboard door)..and I am reminded just how much I love them!!.... I am just in love with this book, and can firmly say I WANT it so badly, I am reminded just how much here and , here as soon as I can figure out how to get Japanese Amazon to accept my address..I will!!
Touch: Cold chill of smokey quartz beads whilst stringing necklaces, waxed paper wrapping from a sandwich from Heart Buchanan deli ....now this image from Stella touches my soul (does that count?)
Sound: Prince, Purple Rain....that will never get old for me, it's so beautiful (nor will he!), The Eagles..as I am going to their farewell tour soon and must be able to sing along to all their hits!(rock on!)...the sound of children running around outside in the 'sunshine!'.....the tweeting of finches building a nest in the tree outside the window of the hall where I do Tai Chi (so calming to me).
Taste: Chicken Suppers (always nicer in theory than in reality!).....Rare fillet steak with large green salad and crusty wholemeal bread....Moroccan fig and orange blossom jam (dark, treacley and fragrant)...fruit salad with mango and pineapple (rock hard strawberries..boo).
Smell: Bacon frying last weekend....Manilla envelopes....the pages of a new magazine .....Spray Varnish...the air after the rain, fresh and green smelling...:)
I find this such a good exercise, as it makes me realise how little attention I pay to touch and smell, compared to the other senses. I am a wholly visual person, so maybe when one sense prevails..the others become less-so?? It is good to make myself think about my week in this way..I enjoy it very much..and my super tidy (still) room has helped me no end..it's been a good week! :) Hope everyone else had a lovely week too...Off to make some supper now.
Happy friday to you my dears! XX