I love the sunlight in my studio early mornings. Both my kitchen and the studio face east. It’s a blessing to have the sunshine in these rooms in the morning, because if I’m at home for sure I’ll be in one of them. Everything looks/feels better with natural light, including our mood.
Noticing nature’s beauty in my kitchen!
Focusing on the positive and the little pleasures, like eating a mandarin. All the flavour that will burst in my mouth with each bite and the load of vitamins I will give to my body.
Have a safe and peaceful week!
A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period -- When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn, It shows the furthest Tree Upon the furthest Slope you know It almost speaks to you. Then as Horizons step Or Noons report away Without the Formula of sound It passes and we stay -- A quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson
Journaling is helping me to stay grounded during this time of lockdown. I’ve been up and down with my feelings, but in a way or another when I sit at my desk and start to write it’s like the world is back to its usual flow.
I haven’t done much art journaling recently, but here are the pages I did a few weeks ago.
And you? How are keeping your sanity these days?
“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well
if one has not dined well.”
These days my mind is revolving around food. Breakfast, lunch, snack and supper! What do I cook for 4 people everyday? I’m running out of ideas, seems everybody gets hungry being at home. I, myself, have been craving cake, popcorn, candies, chocolates…
My cravings are showing up on my morning pages as well.
Only this week I’ve baked bananas cupcakes, a marble cake, and more chocolate cupcakes. Lots of popcorns during the afternoons too!
I’ll make a bread pudim soon, if I can have some bread leftover today.
How are you doing during this lockout?
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Happy Women’s Day!
The new season is coming and it’s time for changes. Starting by changing the clocks today, this means more day light, more outdoors activities, but the self-changes are the most important: our body, our mood, expectations …
With the Spring knocking on the door, it’s time to get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and make space for new things. I’m not talking about material stuff, but thoughts, regrets and old ideas. I try to live a minimalist life style, so I don’t have many things to get rid off. I don’t like cluttering, when I buy something new, the old one has to go out. What I need is to apply the same style to my mind, generally I keep everything in there, and I’m tired of the mind-cluttering.
I need to make more space for the things that make me happy and give me pleasure. More writing, gardening, cooking delicious and healthy food, in summary I need to nest the good thoughts and get rid of the bad ones.
And you? Any plans for the new season?
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
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