A few weeks, I came across an ad for a paint class one of the local businesses in town is going to be hosting. Fluid Painting it was called. Intrigued, I headed on over to YouTube to see what I could discover about this medium. I quickly got hooked, and having much of what I needed to dabble on my own, this was my first attempt.
I decided to make another for my daughter for her birthday…and this was the end result for that one ….. I’ve decided to sign up and take the class. I’m finding this a wonderful outlet for my #arttherapy and want to learn all I can ‘live’. Im excited to be stepping out of my comfort zone and learning something new….
In the meantime….I’m also spending more time digging through the gray matter of my mind, putting more thoughts to paper as I ready myself for the writers workshop I’ll be attending in a few weeks………as I was looking through my FB memories this morning, I came across a quote I shared from a book I was reading 5 years ago…..funny that at that time, I was a few weeks shy of starting the first Sandbox Writing Challenge……I’ve come a long way since then…and I most definitely have come to love the wonder of Myself and who I’m growing to be.
I’ve decided to dub my Mondays my creative therapy days. Whether it’s painting, writing, ‘drumming’ (I’m way interested,,now I need to get my hands on a frame drum..but that’s for another day!)
Anyway, yesterday I took an idea I’d seen and made it my own….had my own little ‘Impromptu’ paint and sip party…….I’m happy with the way it turned out……I’m finally at a point where I’m not needing perfection or afraid of not getting it right…the idea is to just paint, create and ‘Just Be’. It’s amazing how freeing it is when we let go of expectations and ‘just go with ones own flow and rhythms.”
“Expressive therapy is a Soul’s contagion.” ~Paulo J. Knoll~
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“To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your Soul grow. So Do It!” ~Kurt Vonnegut~
I was awoken this morning by sun light streaming through my window and the beautiful musical sounds that only Nature can provide. Both were responsible for my getting out of bed and taking my coffee outside……
“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our Soul now become the meaningful language of nature.” ~Rudolf Steiner~
While sitting outside enjoying the morning coolness, I was inspired to put pencil to paper (which hasn’t been happening a lot lately…hoping this is the beginning of shaking the gray matter in my brain loose!) I also pulled out the paints….productive morning for me all the way around! YAY Me 😄
Morning light is breaking
The birds are singing their morning song
When all of a sudden
A loud CAW begins ‘singing’ along.
I look out my window
On my tree he is perched
Glistening shiny black in the sunlight
Of Mother Natures Church.
A raucous greeting “Good Morning”
Is what my ear hears
The feather left behind
A gift I’ll hold dear…….
Jumping on board with Lady Calen over at Impromptu Promptlings and her Saturday Sound Bites once again. This weeks theme……DREAMS
List five big dreams that haven’t come true yet…
See My Jim Again
Publishing my book
Buying that ranch and 1000 acres somewhere in Wyoming as a safe haven for the wild mustangs
Be a National Geographic Photographer
Ranch photo via Pixaby
Ireland Photo via Pixabay
“ART IS THE CREATION OF FORMS SYMBOLIC OF HUMAN FEELING” ~Suzanne Langer~
Been bitten by the art bug recently. I blew the dust off my meager stash of art supplies for the sole purpose of painting an Angel for one of my beautiful Earth Angels. The month of January is the angelversary of one of her sons deaths…sadly July is also a tough month for her as she lost her second son as well. Yet, with all the loss and sadness she lives with on a daily basis, she has been an incredible source of strength for me…….so I painted from my heart. Just to let her know I was thinking of her….and in doing so, it ignited something within me…….
So I painted some more….
And then this morning..out came the chalks…….
I’m no artist…but something has and is shifting within me….
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin~
and I like it 😊 Heck I even got the camera last week………
“To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.” ~ Dorothea Lange~