The brain is truly amazing and every once in a while we are reminded. Despite insurmountable interference, it still manages to generate new ideas - and this weekend, I experienced just that.
Right now, my head is so packed with lists and deadlines for a home move, an office move, pending (semi) retirement and our upcoming Hook In, that I was pretty sure that all cells were spoken for. But I was pleasantly surprised.
With everything on my plate, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would not be hooking a "happiness is" piece for our Feb. 6 gathering. Instead, I wrote a little something that I plan to read for 'show and tell'.
But Saturday morning, I awoke with a fully-formed design concept in my head to go with my words. A little fine-tuning in a sketch book and it was ready to go on backing. Since it seemed like such an unlikely gift, I felt compelled to dive in - so Max got sidelined once again.
I don't know if this little mat will be done for the hook in date, but I will share the progress as well as the words. And I will marvel at the power of creativity to burst through when the brain seems to be a virtually hostile environment for anything to grow.