I have seriously fallen off the hapiness wagon! February is always the hardest time. I have hardly posted any thanks, completely stopped using my thankfulness jar, and tho I'm still drawing every day I'm not posting my drawings. I could sit here and whinge - it's a good use of a personal blog, right?
But what I'm going to do is recommit.
A friend of mine told me about this project - 100 HAPPY DAYS Check it out, find out what it's about, join in. Basically you take a photo of something that makes you happy each day, and share it, on instagram or whatever, for 100 days in a row.
I'm going to try it, I'll post on Instagram. If you join let me know. I'm also going to get back to my happy jar and post my daily drawings over on facebook.
Meanwhile here's one of my drawings 'Baby Orangutan' pencil on paper xx enjoy xx
(Well it is a good morning here in any case - the sun is shining, mist is rising out of the valley, orange light is meandering in through my front windows, reflected off the brick houses opposite, and clinky bin men are up and down the street a lot just now)
Welcome to my little world of blog. It is becoming a little world full of gratitude as I make my way down a path that I hope leads to greater happiness and fulfilment - tho I'm not sure in what way exactly that will manifest.... Continue reading...
We cause ourselves some degree of heartache when we dwell in the past, thinking of what we had had and what we have lost.
It is important to honour the lessons we have learned. It is good to take time to reflect. A joyful memory is a gift that keeps on giving.
It is also important to be here, to be in this time. Indeed one cannot be in any other time. Wishing for the return of past times can only waste the time we are given in this moment. Look around at what you have now and take time to be th... Continue reading...
So Yesterday evening as soon as I posted my blog and my thankfulness a friend in Oz posted back on fb, asking had I seen this project, it's called 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew.
This is a beautiful project. Rather than trying to explain, this is what Hailey has written:
all began back In 2008. I was feeling really down. It seems strange now
to say that because I can't think of a good reason why I should have
been, but I know I felt incredibly out of sorts with life. It was like I
k... Continue reading...
I hope you are all looking forward to a fabbytastic year and making a lovely long list of resolutions. It's a good time of year to look inward too, to reflect on the year gone by. I think it's a good time to be thankful.
I had an exhibition which went pretty well. I decided to stop making craft and doing markets, and focus purely on painting and drawing. That was pretty painful as I love making stuff, I love doing the garlands, sewing things, I love markets, but I lo... Continue reading...
This topic spurred thoughts in me about hidden emotions, feelings, facial expressions. Why do we hide something so beautiful? When we have an up-rushing of emotion why do we cast our eyes down, why hide away from a lover?
No I don't have an answer, but I wanted to capture that idea - of a hidden emotion...
I chose an orchid a plant that, to me, is super-lush. And a super-lush boy to go with it. I think lush is a wonderful word for a man in make-up. Watch this space for a colour version as I have really enjoyed working on this piece!! xx