So, August… how should I fill your days?
Of course, painting. I am just having so much fun. I have no expectation for the results… outside of learning new things! This is delightfully freeing! My inner perfection demon has been curiously silent!
Some sewing… not just talking about it. I have almost finished the cutting… so let the sewing begin!
And this weekend I re-organized my spinning and I even did some spinning this weekend! I am looking forward to more spinning this month. I have a SQ of fiber that I really want to make into yarn so I can knit a sweater with it! So I have a a good bit of spinning to do this month! Stay tuned for a little surprise update later this week on the spinning front!
As you can see, I have many ideas of what I’d like August to hold… but then I saw this on IG from Emily P. Freeman and I stopped dead in my tracks when I got to this bit:
I love this so much, I wrote this in my journal this morning. And so my list and… change?
While I wait for what August will bring… poetry. Because, of course, always poetry! I have been working through two poetry books this summer but this poem by Derek Walcott has spurred an urge to fill my August days with him. I leave you with some beautiful Walcott imagery to fill your Monday. See you all back here on Wednesday!
by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
A green river.
scorched yellow palms
from the summer-sleeping house
drowsing through August.
Days I have held,
days I have lost,
days that outgrow, like daughters,
my harbouring arms.
from “Sea Grapes,” 1976, published by Jonathan Cape.
Happy August, Kat, and may the month bring you lots of good things!
Love both the poem and the quote you shared. Cheers to a great August ahead!
Thank you for starting our August with Derek Walcott! And I love this, about your painting: “My inner perfection demon has been curiously silent!” That’s huge!
Enjoy the heck out of August.
If you are spinning that means fall is creeping in 🙂 I started a pumpkin hat for my grandson and I have to cast on his Christmas Stocking — EEP! Excited about that.
Welcome to August. Can’t wait for your spinning surprise. 🙂
I am looking forward to the Michigan Fiber Festival later this month. Not as much fun without your company, but I’ll see what damage I can cause by myself. LOL 😉
I always find that when August comes along, I start thinking about fall and the new school year. I know we won’t need sweater for a while yet, but it excites me just to think about needing them again! I’m looking forward to hearing about your spinning surprise and seeing more of your painting.
I have to continually remind myself that change can be good. That’s a great quote for capturing the feeling.
Thank you for sharing that post from Emily P, Freeman – how lovely! And the Walcott poem is also amazing. Here’s to a wonderful August, despite the heat!
What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it.