Simplicity

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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!

E.

 

Details

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“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.”

Jim Jarmusch

Hope your day is going well. Stop few minutes and pay attention to the detail of the things around you. It can be the prettiness of the tiny petals inside hibiscus flower if you are in a garden. It can be a small crack in your cup of coffee if you are in the office. It can be the dripping of water from the tap if you are in the kitchen, it can be … so many things that we don’t pay attention in the hurry of getting ‘big’ things done.

Don’t forget: Stop; Breathe; Listen

Hugs,

E.

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December vision board

hello my dear friends from all over the world. we have a lovely sunshine morning here in my part of the world, and the news is that we will have a white christmas.

i make a vison board for every month (of course, if you follow me for long you know it), this is my december one that I made yesterday. november wasn’t an easy month for me, lots of up and downs, and i almost lost my true-self a long the way. i’m in a process of recovering mind and body. somethings are clear now in spite of all the darkness that had laid on me. more than ever i’m grateful for each moment, for being here and now.

few things for december:

  • practice gratitude daily
  • enjoy the beauty of the holidays
  • cook/bake lots of good stuff and savor each bite of them
  • keep (or better, rescue) my focus on simplicity and minimalism
  • and the most important of all: enjoy my family and enjoy myself

wishing a wonderful december to you.

hugs and love,

E.

Nurturing Thursday # 9

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“Give your stress wings, and let it fly away. ”

Terri Guillemets

November hasn’t been an easy month for me, thanks goodness, today is the last day of it. Looking forward for a great December with lots of mindful work and grounding. Hoping to return to the gym for spin classes and resuming my morning yoga and meditation. Little things that really make a difference, they make a better person to me, and to others around me as well.

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful new month ahead.

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