Hello, I’ve just noticed that today is the last Sunday of November! Soon, Christmas and New Year will be knocking on the door.
I love December, all the beautiful lights, decorations, people getting together, all the merry and merry. But I don’t enjoy the business that comes with December: finishing projects, buying gifts, planning meals, parties… I try to focus on simplicity and minimalism, but it’s almost impossible.
One way to keep my mind centred is to write every morning, put on the paper my ideas and focus for the day.
And you? How do you keep your focus on the busiest month of the year?
How are you doing? I’m doing OK! Busy with certain things and lazy with others. Getting work and chores done, and letting ‘me time’ for the gap in between. In main while getting lost away from myself.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
I’ve realized that there are few spring days left, I should be more productive and catch up with my projects:
Photography: My main subject is my garden, it’s blooming with flowers and birds.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Journaling: I’m writing and writing, but I’m changing my style. I used to write in the 1st person, using I/Me. I’m trying to write using She/You, like if I’m a character in a story. Not sure if it makes sense, but when I read about the others, I’m compassionate, I’m not judgmental, I try to understand the reason behind the acts. I need to have more compassion towards myself.
“Art has a voice – let it speak.”
Art Journaling: Trying to put together colours and images that speak to me. I’m always attracted to abstract art, I think that our mind sees what needs to be seen. I want my pages showing freedom, no rules, only feelings.
Wishing you a great week, enjoy the last days of this season!
Pieces and bits! I felt all over the place this weekend. Many things to do and the time going by fast. I managed to squeeze a little bit of journaling and art journaling to my busy schedule. These little things helped me to stay focus and keep me grounded.
Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Edward de Bono
I joined an Instagram art party on Saturday evening, the prompts were about spring.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Co
Hoping you had a creative weekend and have a great week ahead!
the day we change the time. I don’t remember this day last year. i was entering my 3rd in the hospital. lots of tubes and drugs in my body. i didn’t have the simple pleasure of adjusting the clocks while drinking my cup of coffee.
today, a year after, i woke up early, i made a strong coffee, the way i like it, i fixed the time, i wrote my thoughts in my journal and i’m trying to look ahead.
the first year isn’t easy, i’m always comparing the ‘now’ with a year ago. hope it gets better.
an inner child is playing and waiting the wonder of possibilities joyfully new beginners, dreams the innocent side of youth is plenty at the view there is emptiness to be filled, joy until when the time flows
Sharing with Tanka Tuesday – poets choice of words: I’ve chosen child and joy and the form is Etheree.