august 31st! already? oh yes, this month is in hurry! i haven’t done much, but i’m enjoying each moment and beauty around me. little pleasures, ordinary moments, simplicity, and gratitude are what i look for day by day.
i enjoy the sunrise while drinking a cup of coffee in the morning and in the evening i watch the sunset by the river.
sunrise view from my kitchen
sunset by the river
my garden is blooming with roses,
the library in my city has many wonderful books, i can get almost any book that i want in there!
my creativity is slowly coming back.
art pages on my tiny moleskin
and you? how is your summer/winter going on?
i know what i need
sometimes it’s easier to give up
than to keep up trying
to fulfill my needs
Good day to you!
It’s a long weekend here in my part of the world. It’s a hot one as well, almost 40C with the humidex! We’ve got the AC on and I’m planning to spend most of this weekend indoors and I won’t get bored! I’ve many things to do, not pleasurable things, but stuff that needs to be done. One of them is to clean up my art room or studio as I like to call it. Now it’s more a messy room! I’ve already filled up one large box with items for recycling and a bag with nonrecyclable items.
My focus is on simplicity and minimalism. I’m working hard on them for many years, but still, lots of things pill up over the years. I’m getting rid of almost everything in that room. I’m saving my journaling notebooks, of course, and few tubes of paintings, only my favourite colours.
I’m debating if I should keep my large art journal notebooks, I’ve lots of them, they are heavy and take lots of space. I keep them because just in case, I wanted to look at them in the future. But I never look back at the pages I’ve created.
I need emptiness, space to feel free and create, I don’t want to carry the past and things on my back.
Another reason to clean up is that I’m playing to exchange rooms with my older son. Right now my studio is downstairs, and since I’m still recovering it isn’t easy to go down as much as I wish. My son’s room is beside my bedroom so it will be much easier to keep up with my creativity.
Hoping you have a wonderful weekend!