On the Monday following the New Moon (and following the listlessness of the Waning Moon) I'm always feeling ready to knuckle down and re-organize my life. These are the days of list-making, inbox clean-outs, planning---shaking off the desire to sit around and do nothing.
In my classes, I've been doing far more reading, writing, and discussing and much less making than I want or anticipated. Tied up with learning the business of being an artist and anxiety about what's next has kept me busy along with a required research paper which I'm choosing to do on the Alaska Pebble Mine...I think (kicking myself a little for pushing research-paper-required-core-class to my graduating semester). Everything informs my work, but I feel like I'm getting lost in this mode and not giving myself enough time to map out my work. Tonight, my invested wax carving is burning out in the kiln...to me, that translates to think-time.
At home, I'm doing more cleaning out of my physical space and less clearing out of my head-space than I should be (though most times they go hand-in-hand). Things I no longer need have found their place elsewhere in the world, my workspace is clear and more inviting. Breathing is easier when there's not so much to look at. Actually I might need to take that back a little, the house is in a state of disarray due to Ed's sudden desire to re-do all the floors in the house. (I think it's kind of cute that we are both on the same external-space-reorganizing vibe.) My intention for the New Moon is to organize the internal goings-ons and let them go the way of my physical space.
Yesterday I spent a few minutes in the woods collecting things for my body of work this semester and realized I don't get enough time in the quiet outdoors. More camping is heavy on the agenda for when it gets warm, even if it ends up being just me and my dog..
Does anyone else always naturally feel like re-grouping on the New Moon? What are your plans?