The "wheels spinning in the mud" metaphor is apt for my current mode of thinking. I know that emerging from a hard place takes a certain kind of mindset that allows for gentle pressure of the gas pedal plus a goodly amount of spare cardboard to put under the wheels (wasn't it lucky that I had cardboard the last time the car got stuck in the mud?). Still, I'm a little amazed that when it comes to writing, my mind just goes blank. I can't even come up with original metaphors! I was glad when a customer gave me inspiration for a series of dolls to do for the NaturalKids "spring challenge." Here are four Blossom Princesses:
By the way, my five year blog-anniversary, sometimes called a "blogiversary," is coming up on February 21. That's a little over two weeks from now, and I'd like to do something nice for you all to celebrate.
In other news, my daughter had her first public performance last Friday. The assistant kindergarten teacher gave a concert where she sang and friends accompanied her on instruments and vocals. Lucia sang "Hey Ho, Nobody Home" with the teacher for the last song. She enjoyed herself on stage and was beaming for hours afterward.