This weekend, Hub and I got in early with two of our favourite Christmassy things to do. I was on book duty; Hub was on food…..
The Blackwells’ Children’s Giving Tree project is a wonderful initiative. It provides an opportunity for children in difficult or unfortunate circumstances to receive a book of their choice – either one they have specified, or if they prefer, an age-appropriate surprise. You can read more about it in this super student-paper article.
Nature is so handy, isn’t it. A walk in beautiful countryside or along a coastal path can soothe and calm many troubles. Spending time in urban leafy areas can have a similarly restorative effect.
And what’s more, I find that even just thinking about, reading about or even looking at pictures of nature inspires peace and reduces stress.
I had such fun producing the artwork for today’s quote. It took me a little while to produce the border, but in doing so I had the opportunity completely to switch off and immerse myself in the process of drawing and painting the flora and fauna. A total antidote to any worries or fears.
And, in an echo of the quote itself, I enjoyed the element of randomness in my selection of each little drawing as I progressed around the circle.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do this weekend, may you find joyful and beautiful times. 🙂
PS – mega thanks to my gorgeous, clever Hub for his help and expertise with photographing my artwork for publication.
I have fallen in love with calligraphy recently. It suddenly seems to have become popular as there is so much on social media at the moment about producing beautiful lettering. Really inspiring and I just had to have a go. Continue reading “Friday Quote: the Joy imperative”→