Hello, Gentle Reader. I know that I’ve been very quiet this week, but it’s for a good reason.
I’ve been here.
This is my little temporary studio space in the Saint John City Market. Today is my fourth day here, and I am so happy. I’m settling into a routine now — Hubby drops me off on his way to work and I stay here all day until he picks me up at the end of the day. In between, I write, I draw, I hook, I talk with my “neighbours”… I am trying so hard to not get too attached to this place, but oh! I am bonding. It is my happy space and I am learning so much about myself up here.
This spot is also a people-watcher’s paradise. Young couples with quick smooches. Little girls in sundresses walking with their mothers. Chefs picking up fresh vegetables for their lunchtime creations. I feel like I’m invisible up here, with a commanding view that’s constantly changing.
I’m very conscious of the fact that this is my space for such a limited time, and that sense of urgency has been keeping me focused. I don’t want to miss any of these precious hours I have here. Nine hours seems like a long time when you say it out loud, but the time just slips away.
My project for the City Market is almost ready to take wing and fly. It will likely be this afternoon or tomorrow, actually. Stay tuned for more details!