“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” ~ thoughts on my new daily art habit

Here we are in February already.  The days are flying by, as they always do.  How important it is to stop amidst all the busy-ness and take a moment to notice.  Little things, like the sunshine pouring through these glass ornaments on my windowsill right now……

 

…….and the lovely play of light on these blue desk items:

 

I am being helped this year in my daily noticing by my art calendar.  For several years now, my friend Becky has been writing about art, inspired in part by previous versions of this daily injection of joy.  This year I could not resist joining her! Continue reading

The best of moments is now…..

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Thank you for all your good wishes about my eye, which I am pleased to report is now heaps better.

I was surprised at how very completely my daily routine and rhythm was disrupted by this enforced period of down-time.  Despite having written posts for this blog steadily throughout 2016 so far, I was all too easily deflected from resuming any form of momentum.

However, after a particularly full-on couple of days this week, I realised that two of my core ‘grounding’ activities were missing: creativity in some form, and blogging.

I am so grateful for access to a very wide range of wise and supportive material in my life.  I was flicking through a magazine and the quote above was right at the end.  As soon as I saw it, I knew that it had been placed there for me to read at that exact moment, as a beautiful reminder to step back, calm down and enjoy the moment.

I look forward to catching up with all your blogs over the coming week and I send out much love and hugs to everyone. 🙂