Welcome to Tuesday, T is for Tuesday, T is for chooseday...
|Milo takes a winter nap|
To balance that awareness I searched youtube today for mindful drawing and found this personthis is lesson two but lesson one taught me to not just drag a pen across paper, but to purposefully know where my lines start and finish. She taught me to hold my fineliner pens upright to draw unlike cursive writing holds. The tiny nibs are square and you can damage them by pressing them at an angle, as well as get less ink flow.
She taught me another lesson sideways. Her intro was long and self marketing. I get it, these lessons are free and she wrote books...yet when I finally make it to being open to learning, it would be better for me to hear the sales push at the end.
That said, I liked what she said in the middle of the lesson (above)... when drawing straight lines, be aware of not only your starts and stops, but intersections. Stop at an existing line, and restart if you want on the other side. She said this makes one more aware in life of boundaries between people.
so, I will consider her words on drawing, and being mindful instead of rushing through life today. Even in the mundane practice of survival, being aware of boundaries is a good thing.
My friend Diann shared a lemon blueberry recipe (dessertfortwo). She made 4 muffins but it's my opinion that if you don't have left overs (planned overs?) you've wasted your time so I multiplied it by three to make 12 delicious dessert muffins for the week.
|recipe is Here|
I also loved finding this woman's videos... gentle respectful way of living that is like a piece of art of itself. I've now seen about 15 of her videos and it is calming.
FairyCottage videos... soft, gentle, full of art making, and tea... here's one to start you offhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb6xitXKQDs
and this week, I liked Meditations in motion, a blog of life and movement, beautifully written
I loved the modern parable here: https://meditationsinmotion.wordpress.com/
so if you need me, I'll be here trying to live in the moment, drawing and sewing, walking and trying to find peace