Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

By Hand, Ink

Books ~ Stationery ~ Gifts



Time passes, each day a jewel . . .

Posted on 9 September, 2014 at 7:20

My mother once told me that, as I grew older, time would pass faster. Of course, I didn’t believe her.


But the other morning, as I sat on Harbour Town’s pier observing pelicans swooping around in circles over a school of fish just beneath the surface, I realized that, once again, Mom was correct.


Can you believe it’s September already? Where has this year gone? It seems like just a few weeks ago that I signed the lease for the studio and began the wonderful (albeit exhausting) task of finding suppliers online. I found magical Zig felt-tipped markers that are such fun, and I’m still learning all the cool things they can do. Pretty colored envelopes, and gold and silver foil lined ones; reams of cardstock (do you know how heavy a ream of cardstock is?); frames made from gorgeous moldings; tapes and glues and glass and mounting board . . . my lists kept growing. When the orders began arriving, I apologized to Meg, the fabulous UPS driver, for causing her such hard work, delivering all of those heavy boxes. I’ve known Meg for over ten years; she was the UPS delivery person for an art gallery/gift store I managed in Harbour Town, and she is the nicest person you’d ever want to meet. She’s a tiny woman, very thin, and I’m always amazed by the ease with which she lifts large boxes. She must have Wheaties for breakfast every morning . . .


As I sat on the pier, I marveled, once again, at the grace of pelicans in the air . . . how they can turn on a dime, or quickly descend to just above the waves, all of them in alignment like a fighter squadron coming in fast and low.

 This picture is quite deceiving. It probably brings to mind a crisp fall day; actually, that morning was hot and humid. There’s usually a nice breeze by the water, but occasionally the flag at the end of the pier doesn’t even budge . . . and then the no-see-ums come out from wherever the darn things hide and they attack without mercy. If you don’t know what they are, you’re lucky; they’re tiny gnats that get in your hair, nose, eyes . . . and they bite! I’ll never understand how something so infinitesimal can cause such pain.

We’ve had an unusual amount of rain this summer, and today is quite cloudy and dark, with the probability of rain around 80%. I doubt that I’ll be participating in Market today, since it’s held outdoors and water and paper don’t mix well. But I’ll keep busy in the studio – I’m working on a new website! Even though the website builder is easy to use, basically drag and drop, it still takes me an inordinate amount of time to create a page. But I will carry on! Have a glorious jewel of a day, regardless of the weather where you are . . .


Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply balenciaga shoes
19:35 on 26 August, 2020 
Thank you for every one of your work on this website. My mother enjoys getting into investigations and it is easy to see why. All of us hear all concerning the dynamic mode you provide vital guidelines by means of the blog and even increase participation from people on the theme plus my simple princess is truly starting to learn a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You have been doing a stunning job.
balenciaga shoes
Reply yeezy boost
3:24 on 27 August, 2020 
I precisely needed to thank you so much yet again. I am not sure the things that I might have used in the absence of the entire ways shared by you regarding this situation. Previously it was the alarming scenario for me, but being able to see your expert strategy you solved that took me to jump with joy. Extremely happy for the guidance and as well , hope you find out what a powerful job your are getting into training the mediocre ones by way of your blog post. Most likely you have never met any of us.
yeezy boost
Reply kevin durant shoes
21:50 on 28 August, 2020 
A lot of thanks for all your work on this blog. Debby really loves working on internet research and it's really easy to see why. Almost all learn all concerning the powerful medium you give efficient strategies on this web blog and as well as increase response from the others about this article and our favorite child is in fact starting to learn a lot. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the year. You're conducting a powerful job.
kevin durant shoes
Reply giannis antetokounmpo shoes
8:37 on 29 August, 2020 
I have to show some appreciation to this writer just for bailing me out of this issue. As a result of browsing through the world wide web and coming across tricks which are not beneficial, I figured my life was done. Existing without the presence of strategies to the problems you have fixed by means of your guideline is a serious case, and those that could have in a negative way damaged my career if I had not noticed the blog. Your own personal knowledge and kindness in dealing with a lot of stuff was priceless. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't come across such a point like this. It's possible to now look forward to my future. Thanks very much for this professional and sensible help. I won't hesitate to suggest your web site to anybody who should receive guidance about this matter.
giannis antetokounmpo shoes
Reply balenciaga sneakers
0:53 on 31 August, 2020 
I simply wanted to compose a small remark in order to express gratitude to you for all the unique tips and hints you are writing on this website. My time-consuming internet investigation has now been recognized with incredibly good details to exchange with my family members. I would assert that we readers are unequivocally fortunate to dwell in a wonderful place with so many outstanding people with useful strategies. I feel really privileged to have come across your webpage and look forward to some more thrilling moments reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.
balenciaga sneakers
Reply supreme shirts
20:33 on 1 September, 2020 
I as well as my pals have already been following the good solutions from your web site and quickly I got a horrible suspicion I had not thanked the website owner for those strategies. All the boys are actually very interested to learn them and have seriously been using them. Thanks for truly being really considerate as well as for opting for some superior themes most people are really needing to understand about. Our own sincere apologies for not saying thanks to sooner.
supreme shirts
Reply kyrie 4
1:58 on 2 September, 2020 
I want to express my appreciation for your generosity supporting all those that really want help on the situation. Your real dedication to passing the message all through had been incredibly practical and have specifically allowed others much like me to reach their targets. The interesting hints and tips signifies much a person like me and especially to my peers. Warm regards; from everyone of us.
kyrie 4
Reply kawhi leonard shoes
18:09 on 3 September, 2020 
Your house is valueble for me. Thanks!?
kawhi leonard shoes
Reply supreme clothing
20:58 on 3 September, 2020 
Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!?
supreme clothing
Reply MichaelRix
11:44 on 4 September, 2020 
canadian pharmacy online canadian pharmacies without an rx smeared blood hiv
Reply jordan shoes
1:41 on 5 September, 2020 
Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!?
jordan shoes
Reply balenciaga
20:30 on 5 September, 2020 
Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!?
Reply yeezy boost 350
2:15 on 6 September, 2020 
very good submit, i actually love this website, carry on it
yeezy boost 350
Reply nike shox
8:44 on 7 September, 2020 
I discovered your blog site on google and examine a few of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the very good operate. I simply extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Searching for ahead to reading extra from you in a while!?
nike shox
Reply hermes birkin
23:45 on 7 September, 2020 
This is the appropriate weblog for anybody who desires to seek out out about this topic. You realize a lot its almost arduous to argue with you (not that I really would need?HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just great!
hermes birkin
Reply kyrie irving shoes
5:52 on 8 September, 2020 
Would you be involved in exchanging hyperlinks?
kyrie irving shoes
Reply yeezy shoes
0:31 on 9 September, 2020 
WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. ?
yeezy shoes
Reply canadian pharmacy
7:35 on 9 September, 2020 
Non-specific Information About this by-product
canadian pharmacy
Reply jordans
7:54 on 9 September, 2020 
I discovered your weblog website on google and verify a number of of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the superb operate. I simply additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Searching for ahead to studying extra from you later on!?
Reply golden goose sneakers
23:02 on 9 September, 2020 
This actually answered my problem, thanks!
golden goose sneakers