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Ruminations for a slow Saturday
Well, I’ve been wanting to slow down, and today I did (slow as I already was going, lol! 😂)
Only thing is it was mostly spent on chores, ie, taxes, going to the pharmacy (8 cars in drive through line, gave it up for maybe tomorrow), semi-chores (cause they’re enjoyable too 😊 walking, eating, short 7 minute SilverSneakers stretch), and non-chores: reading art and virus articles, tweeting, chatting w/Sheila on the balcony) – but, no painting.
Used to be I could paint, tired or not, busy or not.
Not any more. Each time I’ve forced myself to paint tired, ugh!
Too many nice pieces ruined or gone too far astray to keep or relish; lost time and energy (even if I convinced myself it was good to “experiment”).
Now, experimenting while not tired, even ruining a piece (also when not tired), teaches me valuable things about what I like and want in my own art. What I want to explore further and find myself relishing and reminding myself of as a future re-effort.
So rest – the time the body and mind heal, and the soul speaks softly and is heard —
That’s what I need, and what I suspect we all need more of.
Rest from the relentless noise of virus-conflict.
Economy vs people.
As if either ever existed without the other 😊
Stay well everyone! Wishing for a restful night for everyone ❤️
Series link – Aging Through Covid-19
Suggested link, Legs up the wall via WebMD, a one pose multi-breath short routine to refresh one’s sense of restfulness! https://blogs.webmd.com/food-fitness/20200407/a-simple-self-care-exercise-to-calm-your-nerves
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- The Old American Artist Twitter Excerpt Series, Number III.20.1“Nearer their home, the church bells clanging to ten, and chuckling because their hands and elbows kept knocking in the dark….”
- January 27, 2021 – Rushing Creativity Late in the Day When Tired Results in a Learnable Mess, lol!“I won’t deny it. I don’t really like my painting. But I do see somethings I like — “
- The Old American Artist Twitter Excerpt Series, Number III.19.3“When quiet found a moment to be heard, their breaths warmed the scent of salt and moisture on their hands and thighs.”
- January 26, 2021 – When Creativity and Chores Collide, lol!Well, it’s past 5pm, didn’t get to paint, but sure got more than a couple of handfuls of chores done, plus, a little touch of art.
- The Old American Artist Twitter Excerpt Series, Number III.19.2“Arturo spread their warm worn blanket, thin but protecting, alongside the fold-out windbreak meant for the winds in winter.”
- January 25, 2021 – New Watercolor Upload to Fine Art America, Magenta MountainMagenta Mountain In a sign this is as good a rendition to other folks as to myself, I received two comments on Fine Art America within the hour of its posting!
- The Old American Artist Twitter Excerpt Series, Number III.19.1“At the city’s boundary wall, they stopped, looked back at the lights of the hotel, held each other briefly with tenderness….”
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