Have you heard that expression before, “in my mind’s eye”… I’ve had it in my head for years, and have not a clue where it came from. Just that I will use it at times, just because… in other words, I’ve never been sure of what it means or how it came to be in my vocabulary.
Lately I’ve been making cards for the spring sale coming up at the church. I use blank cards, card stock, and what ever else I have lying around. I told you about my using my store receipts for making textured handmade paper and card stocks..using coloured paper, inks, paints etc. I end up with some colourful media to use
I’ve had this one sole earring (ladies you know of what I speak) sitting on my work bench, I just couldn’t seem to throw it out, it has probably been hanging around for over a year. Last night I was looking at some scraps I had and without knowing what I had in mind, I started to fold the gray card stock to make a card… I used the left over patterned print for a border, some cut out shapes, and voila, a home for the earring.
Sorry, I’ve not photoshopped it, it came all by itself….. when I took the picture (above) last spring when we were visiting a friend in Gananoque, Ontario, I saw the sculpture and took a picture, because in my “mind’s eye” it would be a good picture.
When we do something, we don’t always know why or what has inspired us. Sometimes it doesn’t come back to us for days, weeks, and in this case almost a year later. And again, sometimes we just never get the “connection”
Living life in the moment, means that we are always present, aware of our surroundings and of the people we are interacting with. The other lesson I’ve learned, but not fully been able to accomplish 100% is to express (create) enjoy the moment, and let go, move on. How often have I kept a pair of shoes only because I paid such a price for them and even though I’d worn them till they owed me no more. not one single miserly cent.. I’ve held on. even after I bought another pair to replace them.
I am getting better. It didn’t happen over night.. now I try to let go of something, if I bring something new in. LOL I can hear my husbands eyes rolling in his head as he reads this…. 1st step is knowing what you are doing.. 2nd step is working at correcting that habit or tendency.
In my creativity .. I have always been able to let go… and I never plan something out ahead of time to the extent where I “need” to do something a certain way. Good examples, I don’t knit or crochet.. I do not like following a pattern. I love to cook but never follow a recipe. Each and every one of us is different we are unique in how we live our daily lives. That is what makes this place (life on earth) such a beautiful adventure.
Please, let us strive to accept and harmonize with those around us ..
PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter..
PL Percept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty