Life sways, tangles, and straightens…and repeats itself. It’s called living.
Gratitude: comfort of home
Joy: Dinner out with the hubby and drinks with friends while listening to a great band.
Awareness: The wind chimes gently pinged with the melody of distant church bells.
Creativity: Art Quilting (entertaining color values, cutting, and sewing)
Gratitude: An entire day to do absolutely anything I wanted
Joy: Fabric shopping for an art panel, watching “The Prince of Tides” with the hubby
Awareness: Colors of Spring: Branches draped in lace, scarlet splattered across treetops, trees dipped in lavender paint. On the ground I spotted little Martians wearing yellow bonnets marching through the yard. They were surrounding ladies dressed in brilliant blue gowns and others in lilac, fuchsia, and pearl. The wind was whipping at their heels and heads, but the spring gala was decorated and in full swing.
Creativity: writing, art quilting (applique, drawing, sewing, and embroidery)
Gratitude: coffee already made when I got up, drizzling weather and good books waiting to be read
Joy: watching videos with the hubby that were produced by a good friend
Awareness: Funny (but not really) how when one decides to monitor eating habits and cut back, the mind takes over and wants so much more! I quieted my mind and allowed myself to feel the sensations of my body…not really hungry, just a mind demanding control of my body and senses…
Creativity: writing, art panel
Gratitude: Amazon Prime…orders delivered to my door, bliss! Earplugs, bliss again! And watermelon.
Joy: Free motion machine stitching isn’t for sissies! Now, how is that a joy? It gives me appreciation for hand embroidery which I love, and tells me I need lots of practice which gives me a challenge. This panel might end up most interesting, ha! Free motion stitching is exhilarating, I’ll give it that. It’s been many years since I’ve played with it.
Awareness: I’m reminded today of those tiny ideas that nag and nudge at you…you know, the ones that are persistent little buggers. They continue to gnaw at you because your soul is trying to tell you something. I think it’s telling me it will continue to pester me no matter how much I ignore it so I might as well get on with it!
Creativity: Hand embroidery and beading
Gratitude: No broken bones, took a hard fall and landed on my hip and elbow…don’t ask, have no idea how it happened
Joy: An unexpected note from a friend who hadn’t heard from me recently.
Awareness: On the sofa reading and it’s still light outside…I so welcome the longer daylight. I notice how once again I am hearing lawn mowers mixed with pinging of wind chimes and chirping of birds. I look outside to see a grey mesh spread across the blue sky. A pink contrail runs through it. A soft layer of tangerine rests behind the lower tree branches as the sun says goodbye.
Gratitude: easy return for wrong item shipped to me…they pick up, yay!
Joy: a short visit with a friend
Awareness: Today has been stressful. I leaned back in my chair and let it melt away as I closed my eyes and listened to the hums of life around me…my computer, the fridge, airplanes, motor traffic, my breath; the highs and lows, the gruff and shrill…the melody of life is a beautiful thing. I needed a reminder.
Creativity: designing a quilt, baking homemade strawberry cupcakes with homemade icing, writing
Gratitude: Convenience of city life…being able to get where I need in a matter of minutes, this is not to say I don’t enjoy fleeing to the country for a weekend of pure simplicity.
Joy: quiet time on the backyard swing with a glass of wine at the end of a work day
Awareness: Early Morning Cotton Candy Sky: The trees blended with the sky into a charcoal blanket. An amber illumination rose from behind the tree trunks radiating the many outstretched arms and finger reaching for the heavens. A layer of rose pushed the amber higher. Below pink petals the blue sky peeped through before another tier of blush made an appearance. For a few minutes the limbs against the sky appeared to be fingers swiping a taste of cotton candy. In case you don’t know, cotton candy is my oldest all time indulgence…