27.2.13

Steps

tracks

Those footprints were left by some of her first steps outside... Now she's a confident playground explorer, slide rider and stick and stone collector.

This winter has felt very long and cold. Her cheeks turn an alarming blue sometimes in the bitter wind and I worry. Hopeful, I keep pointing out the crocus buds on our way to the park.

The other day, for the first time in months, I wrote down a dyeing + smocking idea in a notebook. I looked at old indigo silk while she slept. Something's stirring but there's no room for it yet.

14 comments:

Sweetpea said...

Very lovely to hear your voice speaking again, Eva. Those wee footsteps have become your heart's delight, and are mine too, at this moment!

All best to you & yours. See you later ;>]]

pencilfox said...
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Yuko said...

You seem so naturally elegant in all you do.
Looking forward to be witnessing how your motherhood influences and expands your creativity.

Jenny M said...

As you say, 'things are stirring', you will know when the time is right.
Blessings to your little one, such a special time.

leFiligree said...

all in good time. toddler time is so precious anyway.

Margie Oomen said...

all wonderful things start with an idea

Claire said...

So good to hear from you.

Dee said...

Patiently waiting...
Be well.
xo

Velma Bolyard said...

it's been a long time since i've visited here, but i want to applaud you for putting your child first. and knowing that the hand/making/work will come when there's space and time.

Debrina said...

Hi Eva,
I just discovered you in the book, :Embroidery"by Sophie Long. As a textile and mixed media artist who also blogs, I got totally excited to read about your work and even more excited when I read that you blog too! Oh yes, I know how hard motherhood and art are. Keep working away at your best creation yet, she's totally worth every step.

Debrina said...

Hi Eva, me again. Please take a look at a posting profile I did on you. Do I have your permission to use the two images up there? If not, let me know, and I will take them down immediately:
http://debrinaaltered.blogspot.com/

jude said...

hey

Shocking Hocking said...

I found some of your work and Pinterest and have just finished reading your entire blog - your work is exquisite.

pencilfox said...

so wonderful to hear from you and anna!
i have missed you....

xo