I like this painting so much better as a physical page, as an object that you can hold in your hands, than as the digitized image from my last post. I'm thinking about a limited edition of little handmade books.
Here's a little preview of the next page. It will be a little while before I get to work on this more. I'm going to be teaching full time this coming week, going on vacation after that, and then teaching full time for four more weeks.
Lately I've been fighting hard against the fact that my mind has been flitting crazily, uncontrollably all over the place. But I had a little epiphany yesterday during my prenatal yoga class. Instead of fighting against my absent-mindedness, I just need to accept it and work with it to get through it. (Labor metaphor, anyone?) This is such a basic yogic principle, and I've always thought that I understood it, in a "yeah, yeah, I get it" sort of way. But in the context of being pregnant (which is a particularly physical context), I actually, really, truly get it. So far (in the last 24 hours, anyway) this approach has been working, and I've stopped feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated. I allowed myself to nest all day yesterday in completely superfluous ways. And I allowed myself to enjoy it. I can't explain why I needed to sweep the attic, but I can tell you that it gave me incredible peace of mind.