Apologies for the lack of poetry for a little while. Family matters. I have something for this Sunday.
Also, two technological things have happened. I have a new phone, with a very good camera, (unless you’re using indoor evening light) and I’ve got into Pinterest.
Now, don’t worry I’m not about to launch a bajillion ways for you to keep in touch with me.
Much as I am fond of you all, I am also quite happy that I can be away without anyone being too bothered about it. It puts the kibosh on crippling feelings of inadequacy that I am not relentlessly birthing content like a digital Queen Bee. The reason I’m mentioning Pinterest is because after being there, I came back to my blog and felt (this happens periodically) felt like it was sort of shabby and shambolic looking.
I’ve tried to increase the number of tiles with a mainly white background, to look cleaner and calmer. Also I genuinely thought I’d be writing more on a blog called The Escritorium, exploring etymology etc. Not giving people crafting hacks about how to deal with sticky scissors…
I want to be open to that, if that is the kind of growth that’s happening, but I don’t know, maybe it’s Spring coming that makes me want to overhaul the whole kit and caboodle.
My kingdom for a clean WP Theme!
Also, I’ve seriously thought now about not doing my own visuals any more. Just so the quality of everything improves at a glance, instead of how it looks at present. In lots of different areas in life, I feel like the child with pencil who has this lush imaginative/self-actualisation interior vision that can’t be rendered on paper due to lack of skill. I’d like the blog to smarten up its act. It’s my baby.
I guess my New Year’s Resolutions are emerging organically:
- Bake more.
- Get back on the run. (Not from the law. Heh.)
- Maintain your extremities (hands and feet.)
- Don’t pressure yourself to write, but just write.
- Try to close “the gap” between idea and reality. And streamline.
I’m already a heck of a lot tidier than I was, so that’s something to be proud of.
~ Pola ~