A recent painting, 18 x 24 inches on canvas.
I spent all my creative time over the weekend stitching "shabby" pages for my upcoming hybrid journal. That's the one where I'll be combining my regular writing journal with the looser "bits and pieces, anything goes" journals that I've been making since taking Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day. I'm way ahead of the curve on this one, I likely won't need to begin using it for another couple months. Nevertheless, the hardest part is done. I'll post photos when it's ready to launch.
I read The Photograph, by Penelope Lively, a few days ago. Excellent read. I'm now finishing up her Family Album, also enjoyable.
My public library carries a terrific selection of periodicals. Although I rarely check them out because I've already got enough to read with all the books I regularly borrow, sometimes I'm lucky and find several-month-old issues in the library's free box. I'll read them of course, if they're edifying, or use them for collage if not. And when I'm done with them, if I haven't disemboweled them for creative purposes, I'll donate them to Miranda's Rescue in Fortuna, to be resold in their thrift shop.
The point of this tale, though, is that I recently found issues of Yes Magazine, Buddhadharma, Shambhala Sun, The Sun, and Oxford American. All good stuff to read. So I haven't been at any loss of things to fill up my time now that I'm spending a lot less of it online. I'm also a lot mellower. And that's always a good thing.