This morning, I painted these three pieces in tandem, letting one dry a little while I started or resumed another. I let my hands comfortably grip the brush and flowed along, picking up and stopping short in a loose rhythm – much like the flow of a conversation with a best friend or life partner – someone with whom you can be vulnerable with, entirely open, honest and unapologetic with. Who do you share your wildest dreams and visions with? Who is your best friend whom you can bare your soul to without feeling judged? Maybe it’s time to catch up if you haven’t recently… 😉
This will not get biblical. But, it’s worthy to note that on the seventh day [even] God rested. It’s so easy to fall into this trap of busy-ness, the feeling of importance as we rush about our lives trying to one-up everyone around us with the proverbial “bigger fish” that is our overbooked, over accomplished, overwhelmed life. What is this race we are consumed with? Everyone’s finish line is ultimately their own… and it comes at the very end.
For those of us struggling with taking a break, let’s remember:
There’s wisdom in resting. Allow your mind to process offline.
There’s self-compassion in resting. Pamper yourself a little, you deserve it.
There is love in resting. Spend some quality time with your friends and family.
There is healing in resting. Rejuvenate your body so you can reboot and start again.
So, on that note, I’m just gonna leave this right here (one of my mini paintings from this past week) and spend the remainder of the day resting up and reading this week’s chapter in The Artist’s Way, cuddled up with my husband who is engrossed with NFL playoffs, so I can center myself for the upcoming week. Sending out positive vibes of light and love to all… ♥
P.S. Happy Birthday, Michie B. Love you like hot cocoa loves marshmallows.