the Earth is turning
mindfulness is the answer
finding the purpose
my favorite corner in the backyard. it’s unbelievable that the summer solstice is almost here. i’m trying to be mindful and to set a few priorities before the summer starts. i want to enjoy the summer doing meaningful things for me, and not to let the daily business spoils it.
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.
“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.”
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.