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.