Noticing # 72

Happy December! A new month, new pages and new challenge to me.

Morning pages and this book “Women who run with the wolves” had been part of my morning routine for many years until recently when I let go of my time of reflection and things started to fall apart in my mind.

I’ve decided to take more seriously my well being in this last month of the year and I’m challenging myself to write as much as I can every morning and use this book to guided me as a prompt. It has many pink passages that I’ve selected over the years. If you don’t know yet, I use a pink highlighter to mark the sentences that speak out to me. Today I opened the book and this little pink got my eyes:

“We need to only look into and learn from those soulful eyes that are wild and wise and lovely.”

Isn’t it perfect for my moment? And as a side note: my cup of coffee/tea as well a candle are a must during my morning time.

I’ll try to post my progress here, as much as I can to keep up with my ‘noticing’ moments too. I started so long ago, here, but I let go of it too, only showing up a bit here and there.

Wishing a wonderful month to you, full of creativity and ‘me time’!

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!

A random page # 12

Happy Sunday to you! Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month, and as usual, I joined an online art journaling party on Instagram: #septgluebookparty19.

Journaling and art journal (visual journal, creative journal) are part of my being. I write morning pages almost every day and during the weekends, I also express my feelings using collage, acrylic and watercolour.

Here is my take on the prompts. They were all related to Autumn!

#1 – Autumn colours

Autumn is a season for coziness. To both, stay at home with a cuppa in the hands or outdoors enjoying the beautifulness of the season. My colours for the season are the outdoors colours: sunrise, sunset, and colourful leaves. Earthly colours for my outfit and shawls, like brown, grey, and dark green.

# 2 – A quote: “A fallen feaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye” – unknown

For sure, Autumn is a season of letting go! You do know that I love trees, I’m always hugging them and I’m never tired of learning from them.

I’m always impressed by their stillness, strength and now, during this season the lesson of letting go! It’s time to let go of their leaves, they don’t need them anymore for photosynthesis, no much sunshine, but they need to keep all the focus on the roots to get energy from the earth and survive the harsh winter.

We need to do the same, focus our energy on what is necessary to keep us strong and happy. We need to let go of what doesn’t add up to make us a better and healthy being.

# 3 – Picnic

Well, a picnic! When my kids were little, the picnic was simple. I only need to grab a towel, take some fruits in a basket and cross the street to go to a park in front of my home. It was a blessing, the kids playing in the playground and I’m laying down and reading.

Now the meaning of a picnic is other. The park close by isn’t enough, we need to plan a trip to someplace far away, this place needs to have lots of trails, I need to take lots of food, and the towel has been replaced for a large blanket to fit all of us. Still is a blessing to be cozy up with my family in the middle of nowhere!

Hope you enjoyed my way of expression and please let me know if you like to joy this party next month.

Hugs,

E.

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