Noticing # 71

morning pages

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?

Wishing a great last week of November to you!

Hello!

Hello my friends,

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.” 

Leo Tolstoy

I’ve realized that there are few spring days left, I should be more productive and catch up with my projects:

Beauty in my garden

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

Writing the stories of my thoughts

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.” 

Rochelle Carr

Finding my way through abstract art

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!

E.

a random page # 10

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!

Sunday Stills: remembering or not!

afternoon sunshine

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.

my thoughts

have a lovely sunday my friends!

Sharing with Sunday Stills – Daylight

a random page # 8

Good morning! A new week ahead, lots of possibilities waiting for us. Hope you had a great weekend. I can say my weekend was an artsy one!

On Friday afternoon, after grocery shopping, I stopped by a craft store. It was a grey day and I needed something to brighten it.

I got these gorgeous washi tapes, I can’t resist them! I’ve many but I always need more!

a new collection of washi tape

Saturday evening I joined an Instagram Art Party – MarGlueBookParty, where we have prompts and make art pages using collage.

Prompt 1: Springtime

Can’t wait to smell the flowers in my garden

Prompt 2: Yellow butterfly

butterflies mean transformation and it can be reached by practicing yoga

Prompt 3: Let’s dance!

listening is what matters, no other sense is necessary when dancing

I love to see how I used yellow in all my pages. Yellow means happiness, and it was the colour stealing my attention that evening. A good sign for sure!

Sunday morning I woke up thinking about lightness, the feeling of it!

journaling about lightness

I thought the feeling of lightness should be as the scent of oranges on a hot summer day. I got out my sweet orange essential oil and smelled it! Yes, it’s lightness and freshness all together.

Take a flying leap at the sun.

Don’t let your thoughts weigh you down

Marty Rubin

How was your weekend? Love to hear about it, please share on the comments.

Have a great week!

noticing # 64

A little heart goes a long way when we release boundaries and are ready to create a new path for our dreams.

Noticing how the criticism and boundaries that pull me down are inside my mind. Learning how to be free from them. It isn’t a easy process but I’ll get there.