Well, I'm back, as you've seen from the posts I've done lately. This was the view outside my kitchen window earlier today. . . .
The Coneflowers are in bloom. . . .those pinkish purple flowers under the Arborvitae. The hummingbird has come to the little blue bottle feeder hanging from the porch post. We had wonderful weather last week--late Spring kind of weather--but since Friday it's been getting a little warmer, a little more humid, and now, today, the air conditioner has been called back into action.
I've been practicing drawing a little in the evening---just one little pencil drawing most evenings of an animal from Tasha Tudor's Sketch Book. Speaking of Tasha Tudor, that's what I've been thinking about lately as I stand at my sink doing dishes, and all day long as far as that's concerned. I'm going to be hosting a Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration here on the 28th, the 99th anniversary of her birth, with the intent of starting a Maryland Chapter of the Tasha Tudor Museum Society. If you can make it, look for the invitation with RSVP information on the Tasha Tudor Museum Facebook page later this week, or e-mail me (my address is on my Profile page). I've been rereading the books I have about her life, making all sorts of notes for my meetings and planning things for us to do. I'm also using my immersion into all things Tasha Tudor to encourage me spend time drawing. As Tasha says, "To anyone who asks me how to start drawing, I say sketch, sketch, sketch and sketch. Just keep on doing it. Don’t get discouraged. To be an artist, you have to sketch constantly. It just takes persistence. The older you get, the more confidence you have."'
Here is the view out the other window. You can see the Garden Phlox on the far side of the Arbor. I also thinned out the Lilac bushes on either side of the Arbor entrance which has never blossomed. They act more like trees than a bush, so I limbed them up and made them look like trees. . . .
This month Shakti Gawain is talking about creativity in her book "Awakening". She says our inner child is our source of creativity. . . ."As adults we have suppressed it. . . .We all had that magical, creative essence within us as children."
Now it's your turn to share. Did you awaken your inner child and get her/him to play? Did you take some time away from the computer to start a new project? Or did you use the time to just relax and dream a bit, or read, or visit someone, or take afternoon naps in the hammock to recharge?