Happy Friday! I’ve been painting a lot lately, experimenting with the many, many watercolor and gouache paints that I have. I’m in between big deadlines right now so I gave myself a break for the entire month of March to basically goof off. These illos aren’t for any particular project and it’s lovely to just aimlessly sketch.
The plan was to simply read and sort of putz around for a month, but then – as per usual — I found myself making a massive to-do list of sewing, home improvement and other DIY projects. I get twitchy unless I’m working on something. But what I ended up gravitating towards most was my paints. It’s been very relaxing.
I’ve been giving this blog a lot of thought too. I had ambitious blog ideas on my big to-do list, and clearly they didn’t happen. I’m relishing the ease of Instagram right now, and I promised myself not to feel pressured to post on a regimented schedule anywhere online. Super liberating. And I noticed that when I let myself just putter about physically and mentally, I feel more energy and want to make things. This break has done me good!
I’m off to start my weekend and I hope you have a terrific one! I will leave you with this little girl having a conversation with a flower…
Girl: Tell me, pretty flower — what is this luminous shower?
Flower: I am a light tower, a giver of infinite power.
Girl: Oh, tell me more about this power!
Flower: It makes you an allower, a magnificent here-and-now-er!
Girl: …will it take more than an hour? If so, I might get sour and dour.
Flower: Ah, just relax under my bower and enjoy the flower shower…