July Update: Rage, Transitions, and the Heart of Summer
Rage. Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade at the end of June, I have felt alternately grief, anger, helplessness, and disbelief. I'm holding onto the anger for the time being, letting it stoke the fire within me. I have noticed myself become more vocal about the issue of women's rights (to privacy, to healthcare, to being a full human with agency) at work, on social media, and basically any time someone asks me how I'm doing.
In the midst of a sea change, my little world continues to spin.
Jazzy starts part-time daycare on July 5th, and it will be a huge transition for our boy and our family. I'm so excited for him to meet other kiddos and be exposed to new experiences, but I'm also more than a little wistful about the end of the era where he was virtually wholly cocooned inside of our extended family.
Work has been particularly busy these past couple of weeks, and I find myself staying later at the office on the days that I go in, which means I haven't had the chance to go work at the studio.
Still, I've been making the time to sculpt Maraca Vases and Arch Vases, and I've hit that 75% goal I'd set for myself for June on this large order. I can't wait to finish these up - it'll be a huge accomplishment for one, but it'll also free me up to make other things.
I have just a few pics for my update today, though I hope to share more as we head into July, the very heart of summer, and I begin to cross more items off of my summer bucket list.