I love late afternoons when the shadows are long and the sun golden. It just makes me feel content.
After a really pretty lazy summer, J and I have been doing some of the little odd jobs and fix-ups that we have been putting off. The time it takes to accomplish these little jobs is short, but the satisfaction of finishing a small job is huge. No more of that little nagging voice that keeps reminding me of incomplete tasks, instead we have the pleasure of everything working properly and/or in its place.
I have been making stuff, nothing grand or important and arguably, not even very good. I have just been using up scraps and playing with ideas. It has been relaxing and fun. John and I have been working on one of the walls in his "Man Room" that was blank. We had a bunch of something and decided to nail them all to the wall. Pictures when we finish. It is great to work together on a project. We work easily and well together. I suspect it is because he is extremely patient with me, for I am the impatient one. Our approach to tasks are really different. John thinks about them, mulls the possibilities over and maybe even makes a sketch. He measures at least twice, pulls out all the supplies and organizes them before starting. My attack? I just jump in and figure it out as I go along. His way means everything is straight and secure. My way means there are sometimes do-overs, but also sometimes strokes of creativity that were not originally thought of. I am better at ideas. John is better at execution. We are better together.
This is the first cone. Too simple, I think. Maybe I should have John make me some sketches.
By the way, If you tried to get into Small Studio today, the web host has been having trouble. They assure me it will be fixed by tonight.