I guess I knew that even the [ok, my] most earnest fresh-start enthusiasm takes at least a little bit of a dive when it runs up against the daily grind, but I didn't expect it to happen quite so early in the year. I blame the unexpectedly potent combination of La Femme Nikita seasons 4 + 5 on dvd & the "chore" of flipping through a stack of old magazines (old magazines, I unearthed a pile of Met Homes from 1997) & tearing out anything interesting before sending them off to the overburdened recycling bin. (I hope the recycling truck guys share some of the organization store people's fresh-start wryness, our bin is a little ridiculous right now.)
Anyway, overwrought spy tv (I do love it, though am reminded why I stopped watching partway through season 4, ha) plus endlessly flipping through spreads of pristine modernist homes turns out to suck all the creative energy out of the room, as well as -- since I will not be using any of the 37 million shades of white out there -- not giving me any useful paint color ideas for my kitchen (ostensibly why I'm doing all the mag flipping), so I may possibly be running a creativity deficit at this point.
*Don't remember if I've actually posted about these before, they're the small glitter dot necklaces I'm doing (replacing the ones that appear on but are currently unavailable from the website). Imagine me balancing a white plate full of necklaces in front of every window in my house, trying to capture the best version of gloomy Seattle afternoon light.
**Of course, an hour after I took the necklace picture & sent it off to the client that needed it, the sun actually made an appearance. I'm playing around with an idea for a multicolored gocco invite, although frankly I am not quite sure what I was thinking when I picked out the darkish grey cards.