Here we are, at the farthest reaches of the spectrum. In the northern hemisphere, the earth's pole cannot tilt any further from the sun. Today is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. If a year has a deep end, it feels like we are in it.

I've spent the better part of the last week in the deep end of my workshop, making bags and cases. What started as a simple gift to a friend, a large canvas log tote, spiraled in the best possible way.
I dove deep into the deep end. I don't know where these experiments will take me in the end, but right now it hardly matters: it's all about the discoveries.
Songs for the deep end
I listen to a lot of radio. Every weeknight at about six o'clock, a program called Night Tracks comes on BBC Radio 3. It's a soothing and meditative curation of songs.
I wanted to share a playlist that I made, inspired by Night Tracks, and inspired by this year's loss of two distinctly talented and beloved musicians, Sinead O'Connor and Shane MacGowan. I'm going to update this playlist in the coming days, so don't be afraid to check back in.
And on that note!
I'm going to pour myself a whiskey tonight. And then I'll take a break and catch back up with you in the new year (the shallow end?). I hope you can find some stillness, whatever end you are in.