Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday Inspiration Celebration: snowscapes
We had our first batch of snow over the weekend. Big flakes started coming down Friday night and Cowgirl was outside trying to catch them on her tongue. The next morning - the only morning I can sleep in - and she was in our room bright and early, asking me "When are we going to walk Moose? I promised you I would walk him with you and you know, I keep my promises." So despite the cold, damp winds and slushy conditions, how could I not be infected by her enthusiasm?
The one nice thing about snowy days is they inspire me to stay indoors and create. I brewed up an extra pot of coffee and spent the morning painting for The Tribe. Connie has reminded us to return to the basics and one essential element (a priority I need to add to my holiday sanity plan) is joy. What would bring me joy in this moment? What would delight my senses and my spirit? What emerged, I'm not completely sure. A dreaming dog?
A sense of ripeness and fertility:
The painting Tribe has also been working on faces and I made two for my art journals inspired by the question: What kind of woman will Cowgirl be when she grows up?
Finally, I tackled an item on my list of 100 things for 2010: to make myself an apron.
I cannot explain my recent fascination with aprons although I am thinking it is like putting on a superhero cape in hopes of transforming myself into domestic mom. I had aspirations of baking, but once the apron was finished the only thing I wanted to do in the kitchen was reach for the wine glass.
I even made a few postcards trying out some new techniques I learned over on 21 Secrets:
It seems like a whirlwind of activity, but actually the weekend felt very relaxing and peaceful. We even had time to take in lunch and an afternoon movie of MegaMind with the girl. Of course, what I did not do (and perhaps is the secret to all this peacefulness) was go grocery shopping, so today I swung by the new Trader Joe's and stocked up on some necessary supplies and treats.
I think my new resolution to stick to priorities is off to a pretty good start. And helping me to stay present and really engaged with this special time of year is Mindy Tsonas's new ecourse This Moment which started today.
I think you can still join as we will receive our first workbook prompts tomorrow. Today's intro gave me goosebumps - I think it will be a powerful gathering of fearlessly creative, honest and supportive spirits and I am proud to say I am a part - a very small part - of it all. I am considering it part of my self-nurturing supply kit.
So now tell us, how are you doing? Or perhaps - what are you cooking up? I can help you make an apron perfect for any inspired mess. ♥