I think I'm not alone in saying that it was pretty easy to say goodbye to January. And whilst February doesn't exactly equal Spring, as I sit listening to the rain drum heavily against the windows, there are moments of sunshine with a hint of a promise of kinder months to come.
Like the arrival of the first snowdrops last month. They feel very symbolic, along with the hellebores, to be the first blooms to appear. When the clouds lift we are greeted by crisp blue skies and the sun feels so welcome on our faces. The first sightings of catkins and other buds on the trees have filled me with a childish excitement about our days getting longer and in turn more fruitful and creative.
Which leads to me announce that I'm retiring #wipsandblooms and replacing it with a year-long project, with a quarterly focus - starting with spring of course! I'm hoping that this new hashtag #createinspring, will encourage us all to use our creativity, and share how the season is influencing our making.