Hello and wow what a week I have had! Has yours been as sprightly? My mind has been racing full pelt ahead with over enthusiastic ideas I can’t keep up with. I’ve just completed the first week of Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons ecourse www.kellyraeroberts.com/learn and “Wow, I’m amazed at all the content that we’ve been given and absorbed just in week one! I envisaged this would be huge, but my gosh, this is bigger than huge!!.” My heart’s been skipping along, sometimes fluttering like a butterfly, or so I’d like to think, but rather maybe heart palpatations due to the lack of sleep and regular afternoon caffeine hits I’ve been having. In my efforts to keep up my poor body literally fell in a heap Friday night as I tried to fight sleep off and keep reading, but failed and fell asleep sleeping from 8pm to 9:30am!! And yes, I was lucky enough to have Michael my husband and my two lil boys sleep in as well….well there were 4 in the bed when we awoke (o: I’ve somehow gone from the girl who was only a morning person and so not the night owl, and focusing on one thing at a time …to the super multitasking mother who nolonger needs much sleep at all?! And all this after years of nagging poor Michael to get off his computer, stop work and come to bed before midnight,…he just laughs now, as there I am happily sitting next to him, night after night, side by side at our desks, oblivious to the fact that it’s nearing 2am!!! I’ve come to understand something very important this week. I now truely understand what it means to be inspired, driven and motivated from your heart and soul. I’ve found a new warmth from deep within me, and I LOVE IT xxx
It’s been an amazing week, full of wonderful creative energy, newly formed friends, abundant inspiration and learning and a wonderful weekend of family fun, sunshine and a hint of warmth back in the air. I awoke this morning to glorious blue skies, sunshine with warmth for a change and these Lorikeets making such a racket! In the end there were about 6 of these colourful, bold birds dancing amongst the branches and new blooms of lemon yellow Wattle trees (our deck has a new yellow coat of colour too, lucky it’s my favourite colour) all looking at me and chirping loudly as if to say “well where’s our breakfast feast of fresh seed love?!”. The boys loved the flirty energy of these birds and were super excited to see them and up so close, Dad was not so keen that we were all outside in our PJs and Uggs with breakfast left stranded on the table…but he soon joined us as it was such a treat to see them back to visit us again after so long.
I’ve met and spent treasured times with some beautiful new found friends this week; new neighbours our age with twin girls same age as Tully, some parents from our boys daycare with whom we spent half of Saturday with at the most relaxed, yes that’s right “relaxed” 3 year old birthday party on a gorgeous green pocket of land in the middle of suburbia, definitely an escape to nature and I’m sure that’s why there was a general warmth and calm amongst us all; young and old! And Friday, a special day crafting with Amanda. She’s beautifully warm, generous, and spirited and I met her earlier this year in March when I began my newfound love and journey into art, participating in Flora Bowleys “True Bloom” workshop, www.florabowley.com Together we created some new pieces with all the hordings of scap paper, tearings from mags, business cards, wrapping paper offcuts, treasured cards and the like I’ve shoved in desk draws, diaries and journals over the years unable to throw away because they had a little something special that captured my heart but I didn’t know what to do with. Some made it onto my inspiration board in my studio (I shall share this with you all soon) and now some of the remaining pieces have been stuck to a canvas collage to be created into 2 new artworks. They’re not complete yet and this is a new process that I’m trying out for some fun and recyling. I usually just draw and paint. I look forward to sharing where these go in time to come. Friday reminded me of my Primary School days daydreaming with my head in the clouds, dreaming away….
Here is one of the two canvases that I began in Flora’s class earlier this year, it’s almost completed now, which is exciting for me (o:
Ahh dreaming there’s been so much dreaming going on this week and some more should be taking place right now in bed! I’ve been blessed with beautiful weather, warm hearted friends and so much inspiration and love from all aspects of life. Wishing you all an inspiring week ahead and I hope this creative energy and love flows through into your lives this week.
PS. Just discovered how to insert photos and links, a little over excited, will keep future posts a wee bit shorter than this one (o”