Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Painting in the Park

In an effort to remain calm and optimistic in my current situation, I chose to relish the wonderful weather of today and embrace the uneventfulness and relaxed nature of my schedule.
I resisted the urge to plan. And attempted to move according to "what felt right".
I packed my car with my art supplies, just in case I found the perfect spot to be.
Today, I went to the park...
After having a nice phone conversation with my mom, who gave me a much needed creative boost by giving me some ideas for a party I am planning for a friend, I found a quiet spot under a tree and allowed myself to be myself for an hour.
I brought my paints, and paintbrushes, and a blank canvas
I think we all need days like this once in a while. It is easy to forget that we are not like any machine. Yes, we needing fuel, and rest, but we also need inspiration, praise, reflection.
Our days can be so categorized and --restricted.
Even vacations are often planned and coordinated.
Days like today are rare.
Hearing the quiet, feeling the sun... how often do you find yourself appreciating those things?

But today wasn't just a play day for me. I did realize some things, mainly that I have options.
So, if things dont work as I am envisioning, I can be assured that they will at least work out.
And that is very reassuring.

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