PC Is telling me it is the 14th today. I saw all the Tim Holtz Halloween temptations this morning.. and wasn’t rushing out the door to find, said items. What is happening to me? Those of you who are familiar with my creativity swings… the first sign of cooler weather coming, (meaning fall) my colour palette changes to earth tones, and often I turn to dark creepy and drag out my tombstones.
There are many sides to our personalities, often we find one we are comfortable with, and that is the one we wear. However you and I both know that each of our friends, or acquaintances, bring out different facets of Me Myself and I.
Think about it. How often will you react in one way with your partner, but should a friend or someone else have said or done the same thing… your reaction would be different. There are times we are not even honest or comfortable with ourselves.
How others see us is not how we see ourselves, nor is either version a true one. Ours is the one that counts. Ours is the one that has to be worked on, tweaked, and sometimes revised completely.
PL Calendar day 14 – Being considerate of others is just as important as what works for YOU. Always be mindful of the situations of others, not just your own. To have a good relationship with those round you always think of what is important to them too.
My Mother used to say, an itching palm means you will be favoured with $ and/or something pleasant. YAY. if I am not to sleepy from the allergy meds, it will be fun. Another Mother memory is she said ear lobes can grow longer when you age. Mine have!! Message to self, you still have lots to learn.
PL calendar day 9 It is interesting because it’s different
Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently you may learn something from them. Avoid getting trapped in the mindset, “This is the way it has to be,” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.
My husband used to tell me that saving 50% was not a big deal, he would be more impressed if I learned to save 100% .. Subtle … you think!! I am still working on this one.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts that the average person thinks every day . Deepak Chopra
PL calendar day 4 Good relationships begin by greeting each other.
Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections of how much we value others. Make it a point to be the first to greet your family, people at work and around the neighbourhood.
When you are present when you visit with someone, that is a gift in itself. Love always!
When we are young and begin our journey, art is a creative outlet. A way of expression. Young eyes, will replicate with whatever medium they have on hand and will delight us with their drawings and insights.
As we travel the road of life, our thoughts and views take on different forms of expression. This drawing was done by my 6 year old niece, seeing it, I was filled with memories of the days where I lay with my pencils, crayons and rescued papers, designing what I knew would be the gowns and dresses of the “fashion” world.
What happens to our dreams, do they actually go away, or do they blossom into an assortment of different colour and shapes. I still think of drawing and using fashion when I sit to “express” my thoughts, the key word being -think- that disappears the minute I see a blank page/canvass. My innocence has had years of living to change its perceptions.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art, friends, go with the flow, the only constant in life is change. Life your life to the fullest, appreciate and be grateful for all the comes your way. Growing pain and all. You “art” will shine and continue to be uniquely yours.
*yesterday at this time, I was heading for Montreal and fish tails. =^_^=
Follow your heart while also thinking about the happiness of others
Always be true to yourself in your words and actions. Strive to make others happy with a sincere heart.
I came across the above photo this morning. I enjoyed revisiting it, so I am sharing it with you. Some expressions of mine.. I enjoy at the time, they are calming and relaxing when I am working with them… then… fickle as I am.. I move on. Each step leads to another. So maybe not fickle, maybe it is more, I let go and go forward. I just finished several small requests for greeting cards, I enjoy doing them, I sit myself down, focus on project cards. When that is done, I put the card making supplies away and return to my art journals.
Sage sentiment. Follow your heart while thinking of the happiness of others.
I know it is impossible to be happy and full of glee 24/7, but I do so enjoy thinking of you all living in happy states of mind.. Productivity, creativity and accomplishments filling your days with rewarding moments of pure satisfaction. Positive and loving energy to all. Share a smile today!