Almost the end of another \calendar year. Except for the fact that we will flip open a new calendar, and sign 20 instead of 19. We will still all be here, waking up, and starting a new day .. One more sleep my dears, and a new year will begin.
We can be pretty we can be merry – above all else, be safe and always remember, you are the most precious gift of all.
I am working on a new project, this is how far I’ve progressed since the other day. Working with the medium I am using I prefer to let the layers dry before I move on to other layers.
Plus the layer I am working on might have to be done in stages since it is “come as you are” inspiration. Meaning, I work on it when I am “feeling it” Some projects get finished others do not. Simple fact. I long ago learned that I am happiest living in the moment. I am not a planner in the sense that I map out what I will do next fall, or next year.
As it turns out this has become a blessing for me. My husband having been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, we live each day, happy to start a day, and to once again share the happiness of being together. Every day is a huge blessing, one we are grateful and thankful for.
In the book “the power of kindness” by Piero Ferrucci, he has 2 lines that stands out for me. “To remember is to live. To forget is to die”
In PL we have the 21st precept. Live in Perfect Liberty.
Today we start another day, I wish you joy, happiness and all that you desire to make it a memorable one.
If you haven’t guessed already, I love October, and the energy that seems to gather and explode in the shops around this time of year. I can’t at this moment in time, over haul our living quarters into a stage set, but I can dream about it. So, some of my time today was wandering the shops and taking pictures of items I’d want to collect and bring home, if this was the right time for me to do so.
How fun to have this at the back door to greet unsuspecting visitors.
Could it be the colours, the designs, or just the witching fun.
Back when I was really keen on redoing the “home” with such colourful and creative items, we had to make them ourselves. Now, they are all over in the shops and so available. I love the black, the way it sets off the bright yellows and glowing oranges.
I have been feeling more creative these days, the top picture is my bedtime activity, some people write in journals, I like to paint. I have art journals, and junk journals, they are everywhere, so when I feel an urge, I can just pick one up and add to it. Even the act of preparing a page so that it will take paint, or other medium is joyful.
Ripping up a magazine for the splotches of colour that have caught my eye is very relaxing…. then to see it reborn in a totally “MY ” way is absolutely satisfying. Same applies to fabric, wool, threads, cord, ribbon, tapes, the possibilities are endless.
The best part of visual expression, is that it is very personal, subjective, and really only needs to be enjoyed by me, myself and I. If someone else likes it, that is bonus.
Life is what we make it. There is an artist in all of us. We all choose to express ourselves differently. What is important is that we do so.
When a challenge looms before us. How we deal with it, shows are creativity. We are offered so many possibilities during the day, I am always amazed that not every one gets the feeling of satisfaction at having a full day.
If you are in Canada, you are well on your way to enjoying a long week-end. I am looking forward to mine. It is a daunting task, but I am going to try to rearrange my studio/work area.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point.
PL Precept # 19 Begin Once you Perceive
Happy, wonderful and productive Saturday !! Let the colours shine.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.