After a sleepless night, filled with tossing, turning and negative thinking (it creeps in sooooo easily when over-tired!), I spent the day listless, aimless, pointless and frustrated by my own in-action. As I sat at the computer wasting time on Facebook and email and blogs, I suddenly grabbed the nearest pen and a scrap of paper laying on the table. Ten minutes later, I had this! And I felt a whole lot better!! It's not a masterpiece, but it's SOMETHING!! I created SOMETHING!! And while I should know by now that I need to create regularly, even if it's only a 10 minute doodle, I seem to need to learn this lesson over and over and over!!! Guess I need it pounded into my head with a sledgehammer!!! A 10 minute mandala everyday may not be a lot, but it sure beats day after day of NOTHING!!!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I've always loved this photo of my mom. I guess she did this to make extra money when she was first married. In later years she would marvel over the fact that every day she hitched up this trailer and took it to various locations on the south side of Chicago. In her own very quiet way, my mom was a VERY strong woman. We miss you mom!
This is the view out my bedroom window on the day that winter arrived this past week!
Still playing with my word, I decided to decorate it!