It is hard to imagine that it is truly summer somewhere. I have enjoyed the coolness of the weather of late, but I have to admit that this is not summer…. not really. The sky is blue with clouds this morning and there is a cold breeze that makes it feel more like spring than summer … at least in my lexicon. It makes it easier to deal with the fact that school is still happening- for there is something in my gut that tells me if it is truly almost July school should be done and dusted….
So in many ways I suppose I am still waiting for my summer to begin… enjoying this extraordinarily long spring that I have been gifted with this year.
This is my response to Ali’s AEzine challenge 20 something in honor of her 20th newsletter.
I thought about this one for quite a bit and what seemed quite right to me at the moment were 20 rectangles elaboration on the 20 thoughts… here in my head. The thoughts ended up being quite random…… but I liked that a lot and enjoyed this very much…..
So I continue with my Everyday Matters Challenges. For one reasons or another I have decided to start from the top… they seem to fit me better at the moment and I can’t think of any reason not to go with it. So, this is challenge number 2- draw your lamp.
Drawing, painting and playing with paper… definitely a good cure for a day that was pretty difficult. Now I am feeling better… more together and once again calm and peaceful. Like a deep, calming breath- I feel all better now.
What do you do to calm when the day ties you up in knots?
This is how I feel at the moment. I am ready to stretch out my wings and fly, but the time is not right so I must wait. It will come soon- so I can’t get too comfortable… so I must be ready, but not impatient. I am learning.
I have loved the idea of Everyday Matters Challenges for quite sometime. I have lurked around on the group even, but I have never completed one of the challenges for myself. So here is my first attempt. The challenge was to draw your shoe, but my shoe happened to be sitting by my bag and well – it turned in to a type of still life and drawing study. I had fun looking at the shapes of the shoe in different ways.
So here is to hoping that this won’t be both my first and my last drawing challenge… we shall see.
I found this lovely quote on Ali’s site . It gave me something to ponder.