I've been lucky enough to be able to spend a few extra hours in the Artistphere even during the holidays. That makes me unbelievably happy. For the first time in a long time, the various pieces of work in various stages of process leave me with a calm feeling. Not panic. No urge to rush, to do over, to make it perfect. Permission came out of Nowhere - to put something aside when it seems "stuck" and just pick up something else and begin where I last left off. It's become a soothing process to have multiple back up projects. Therefore, whatever mood I'm in - I have a project. If it's hand work, its here. If its machine work... there's these. Need a little painting and drawing time? Yep. I can bounce and be productive at the same time. A not so novel idea that finally found me.