I had soooo much fun this afternoon looking for Flora's subject matter and trying to get the perfect shot. Here's my attempts...
1. Explore shadows and light.
2. Find complimentary colours.
5. Something you love
6. Look up. What do you see?
7. Look down. What do you see?
So so much fun! Thank you Flora. You've helped bring the happy back into my snaps.
So today has been a good test for me. Armed with Flora's words of encouragement... "Remember, the point of this exercise is to gather inspiration and practice SEEING. You cannot do this the wrong way. Your way is perfect. Enjoy." a pencil and some brand new pastels I've got no idea how to use, I created these....
And this is what I threw together with my pastels. I've actually had them for years but never even opened the box. I've never used pastels before so there was a good reason to dig them out tonight. Again I looked around for something to draw. I needed something quick, spontaneous (it's getting late), what's in the fridge. a strawberry it is. I do love strawberry's.
Delicious don't you think?
So there we are. Not sure I filled the brief exactly but I did have fun so I guess my way is perfect!
Thanks Flora for pushing me to do the things I may never have done otherwise.
Other sensual delights would include the sea air, strawberry's, encouraging words and loving whispers, painting in the zone, trees, an open fire, a beautiful sunset. And of course someone to share these with would be nice :)
Mmmmm... love love love!!!
Thank you Flora : )
A manifesto is a 'public declaration of policy and aims'. Like a mission statement for your life. Here is my Creative Manifesto...
I live, I breath, I create. My art is my passion. It fosters my creative dreams and gives rise to my innermost ambitions. It is a nurturing playground for my courage and a safe outlet for my cares. My art is the place I go to in order to thrive and survive in this lifetime. I feel truly blessed and honored to have been given this wonderful creative gift. It is my hearts desire to continue learning and growing and to develop the skills I need so that through it I can bring light, bright and love into the world.
Thank you Flora.. now I have my heart and sole in a paragraph : )
I know without a doubt the benefits of exercising are enormous for me. I know when I exercise I am lighter, brighter, calmer and cleverer. It lifts me up and everything is easier and more fun. I know I must make time for it. I want to. I try to. This morning was the first time in well over a week. "I'll fit it in tomorrow" is my daily mantra. Then guilt sets in and motivation out.
Sooo... today's prompt has prompted me to set a plan for my exercise. And a reward of course!
That's my plan. I'm very excited and can't wait to get my new outfit and try on all the other great benefits... should be looking and feeling good for my big 50 birthday bash late October. That's the plan Stan!
Oh look.. tomorrows Sunday... rest day. Planned that well :)
Thank you Flora for inspiring me to prioritise and find time to exercise my mind and body.
PS. This version of this song is my very fave atm... gets my body (and mind) moving in all directions every time!!!
Sometimes we have to find a way to some how just let it go.
I will never forget the first time I read these words... it wasn't that long ago and it was one of the many aha moments we have when we're on the road to self discovery.
I'm not sure if it was the fact that it described what goes on in my head so brilliantly that struck me most, or the realisation that maybe there were others who felt the same way... maybe I am just "a creative person" and not insane after all. Maybe, just maybe I'm normal.
For me, along with creative you can throw in ambitious, sensitive, introverted and perfectionist with an anxiety disorder (there I've said it)... you can probably quadruple the number of tabs open on any given day. After nearly 50 years I'm still learning to live with myself and be comfortable in my own skin. I'm getting there.
So Getting Quiet is a biggie for me. I've dabbled with meditation over the years but I don't think its really stood a chance inside my head and I never gave it the time. Far too much chaos to meditate!
Woohoo... Today I ordered heaps of new templates and Dillusions Spray Inks like these...
So I can create more amazing textured backgrounds like these...
We're a little bit excited like this...
And I did it relatively guilt free (which is huge for me :)
Because I deserve it.
Oh boy do I deserve it!
Thank you Flora for helping me see that my needs matter too.