> It feels so good to have a minute for myself, to sit down and round up my thoughts! I think I may have only blogged once this entire month, not counting today, and that is not OK for me. I really need to carve out more time for myself.
I have been trying to do just that as far as my art! It feels amazing to be creatively active again on canvas, and I have big plans coming up, if I can work out the logistics. It’s such an exciting time for me right now when I stop to think about it. I’m painting again, my hubby graduates in six months with his degree in Biomedical Electronics, which means we are that much closer to finding another place to move as he applies for placement in his new career…no wonder I feel so wobbly. I don’t know about you, but the change of seasons, coupled with daily life occurrences, always makes me feel like I’m in a tailspin. Meh…that could just be my weird mind at work too, though. Who knows!
I thought this would be a great time to start my Daybook up again. you know, sometimes a list to fill out gets the creative juices flowing. It’s sort of like meditating. It gives your mind something to focus on! So, with no further ado, here’s my March daybook:
I am wearing… torn up jeans and a tee. Getting ready to paint!
I am thinking… short term. I need to live more in the moment and not worry about tomorrow. While those close to me know, I never stop worrying, trying to just think moment to moment is getting easier all the time.
I am thankful for… my loving, supportive husband. I can’t say it enough! I’m also super proud of him for his hard work in school. My A student is really going places!
From the kitchen… coffee! French Vanilla, you are my warm and comforting friend.
I am creating… again! It feels wonderful. I have a process,which really is a moody one, but as long as I keep plodding forward in the process, I always work it out! I love mixed media, so I’m trying to get more into that realm as much as I can.
I am reading… Duma Key by Stephen King. Thought I’d give this one my free time since it’s about a painter! I just finished Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster. You simply must pick up one or all of her books. She is so hilarious! Oh, and follow her blog. Do it now!
From the learning rooms… my hubby is on the cusp of his next school term! After this next term, he starts his extern-ship, and we are super duper excited about the wonderful company he will be working with!
I am hoping…I can make my plans a reality soon. I don’t want to jinx it, so no hints right now.
I am hearing… The Bold & The Beautiful. Yeah, guilty pleasure. I grew up watching that and The Young and the Restless with my mom. I like to watch them…feels like girlie time with my mom. Is that weird?
I am going…have a great day today. I will, I will, I will!
Around the house…laundry,dishes,general tidying…repeat.
I am remembering…taking time for me is not a luxury. We all got that idea somewhere along the way, and it isn’t true. Taking time for yourself is so important for your mental health. Believe me, I know!
Quote to commit to memory… “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ~Gandi
A few plans for the week… finish up this piece on the easel and start at least one more, then just general duties about the house (made easier because we got the dryer replaced! Yay clean laundry!)
One of my favorite things…glue and paper on canvas!
Photo for Thought…I have been so excited about painting again. I’ve been a busy bee, so I thought I’d share. I don’t really have a theme, I just paint things I love or that I feel drawn to at the moment. Anyhow, these are what I have been up to since February!
|I did a portrait of a good friend’s cat, Bandit, then went out on a limb with an abstract. I then painted one of my favorite places in the world, The Angel Oak in Charleston, SC.|
Thanks for stopping by today! If you want to participate in The Simple Woman’s Daybook, head on over to the site and get to writing. If you don’t blog, but love reading, you can read other women’s daybook entries there, too. Enjoy and have a wonderful day!