Monday, 28 July 2008

Mind, Body and Spirit

I am very grateful for the response to my last post. It means a lot to have the support of my family and blog friends, who are as we all know, gems. It was something I just had to get out of my system. Feeling well now, thank you.

One thing towards self-care that I have not been doing for some time now is a daily Yoga practice. If you read my blog, you know I love my yoga. Last week I began again and it feels so good to have the peace that it brings and the strength of mind and body returning. I am sleeping deeply at night and waking up refreshed and have promised myself that I will not stop again, no matter what. Cuz if I don't care for myself, who else will?

Not much art happening lately, with the exception of doodling on my shopping list and feel as though it might be time for some journalling. I am missing all the colours :)

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Coming Soon: Be Brave

Inspired by Eleanor Roosvelt's quote "Do one thing every day that scares you." Jessie (Diary of a Self-Portrait) is revisiting her Be Brave project this year and is inviting others to join in. What have I got to lose?

So in anticipation of the coming project on 21st July, here is some more inspiration to be brave:

"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." Omar Bradley

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.”
Franklin P. Jones (American Businessman, 1887-1929)

"Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you.”
El Cordobes (Spanish Matador, b.1936)

“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore (American Comedian and Actress, b.1936)

"The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly”
Corra Harris

“Come on, somebody be brave.”
Dave Gould

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Reading, Browsing & Dreaming

The days here have been clear and blue with strong gusty winds keeping the temperature down. The washing is drying fast on the clothesline and with doors and windows shut tight, all is still and quiet inside. Perfect for;

Reading: 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. First published in 1967, it is the forerunner of the 'magical realism' genre I love so much.

Browsing: Christine Kane's blog I know I linked to this blog last post, but there really is a lot of wisdom there to browse through. I enjoyed this post on High Stakes Positive Thinking Worth treating every day as if your thoughts have a high intensity and therefore, impact. Make them good ones!

Dreaming: This big old tree I found on my morning walk. It's the kind of tree I love to paint and dream of climbing :)