Cottage Art Retreat

Here are the happy painters from the recent Cottage Art Retreat. It was simply wonderful. Picture perfect weather meant we could paint in the yard under the trees. Wonderful meals provided by the fabulous Chrissy of “Chrissy B’s Cakes & Catering”. I think you will agree that some terrific painting happened…   

Perfectionism is Creativity’s Wicked Step Sister

“How we think our art and writing should look, and what actually happens is often out of our control. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be something as good or better than we planned. If we are attached to the vision of what it MUST look like, we are robbing ourselves of the pleasure that can come from going with the flow… and accepting it for the wonder of what it is.” Check out the full article here: The Blog from Jill Badonsky 

The Uncluttered Mind

I’ve been thinking more about the article that is the previous blog post – “Tips to Find Your Flow”. Especially the decluttering of the mind part. Lately, I’ve been more intentional about being in the moment. When alone, which is often when I go for a walk, I sense the breeze and the sun on my skin and am glad to be alive. When with friends and family, I am more aware of how much I enjoy their presence. I was aware of these things before, but now I am treasuring them. Savouring them -yes! That’s the best word. The result? The joy meter is gradually rising. One day at a time, one moment at a time, an uncluttered mind can find so many reasons to be thankful.