Friday, August 28, 2009

A reflection about the end of summer

Currently in my favorites at the Flickr:1. workshop sneak, 2. quote a "week", 3. love, 4. day 84-You don't know where you came from,, 5. underwood letters macro, 6. If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours., 7. i made all of these., 8. Coffee Comfort, 9. TTV kitchen display

Feels like time is just slipping by. Next week is September.
Summer is gone far too quickly this year.
Have lately had lots of things on my mind. And there have been lots of things to do and see and make. Thinking of things that cause purpose. Thinking of things that cause inspiration.
Really just trying to enjoy being in the moment. When I remember to, anyway. Sometimes I get so excited or wrapped up in something I will bury myself in it, to the exclusion of all else.
It is at those times that I need to pull myself back, and take a deep breath, and remember all the other things that are important to me, that I want to do, etc.
I've been making an effort lately to try and connect more. To be aware of the communication that I send out into the world. To be a better friend. To be a better sister or partner. To be honest about the things that I really want and need in my life.
It's so easy for me to let things slip by. To let the awareness of the days that pass blur into each other. To let my focus be obscured by something, like seeing a busy city street only through a macro lens.
I'm really looking forward to this last weekend of August. I think it will be a good opportunity to finish some things that need finishing. I hope to use up a bunch of film, and to sleep in, and finally get some paint on my hands again.
In two weeks I will be spending a few days at G's family cabin. No internet or electricity... far from all the comforts of civilization. If that isn't enough to take me away from my normal routine, I don't know what is. I'm planning to spend some time with nature, with the boy, and get some real quality art journaling done. It feels so selfish, but it is so needed.
until next time, happy friday to you.


Nathalie said...

You are already a step ahead by just being aware of your needs :) Enjoy your break.
The change of season/routine/pace makes me long for a creative kick in the pants ;)

Melissa said...

have a great weekend!

Marit said...

I found out that "art journaling" brings you back to your inner self and your needs and the important things in life... I read that this is what you're seaking for. I'm sure you'll find it!!! Have a great weekend!

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