Every Wednesday (or most Wednesdays) I take part in Wishcasting Wednesday with Jamie Ridler Studios. This week our prompt is, “What do yo wish to make time for?” A perfect prompt for me as I attempt to Change up the Energy in my daily life.
Before I took a my current position I had more free time. As an on call person I could carved out Wednesday as Art Day! I rented space at the Peter White Public library and I’d paint or collage with wonderful sky lights above making even February in the Upper Peninsula seem energized.
On a recent trip to Duluth I had the rare treat of unstructured time to discover what pulls me. At the close of that day it was a mug of coffee at Jitters and a brand new journal purchased just moments earlier in a World Trade store for 4.00 dollars. It was conversation with complete strangers like Jeffey the Roller Derby Reffie a sharp pencil and he sound of an espresso machine that made my magic spark!
In the coming weeks I wish to make time for Art, Writing, Collages and I promise to put me back on the schedule. I want a day where I ignore everything else from 9 a.m – 5 p.m. Yoga class is allowed. No cell phone. Only that creative spark, pull, guidance on what is needed to keep me shining!
Yesterday I ventured into the yard to see what was popping up. Many crocus, some hostas are cresting with tender green, daffodils are up about an inch. But it was this feather afloat on the pond that got me feeling all fairytale, that we all can dazzle in the sun, that we can come from the dull color of a long winter and find vivid life.
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
~ Francesca Reigler
I have been taking what I’ve entitled my “Fly North (or is that South)” series of photos that are from Uplifting Walks. When the world feels a little too fast, or I am attending to information that might become overwhelming, I am taking my concerns out into nature.
Francesca says that amount of work is the same?
Oh Francesca! It seems so much easier to make myself happy in nature! I find ease with my world among the colors of sky and with the scent of autumn.
How do you find ease in your world?