Outside my window... I see a cloudy day with temps. that feel like summer. Everything is in BLOOM !
I am thinking...that Monday isn't feeling too bad this week, especially after having such a nice full weekend.
I am thankful for... the fun, spontaneous adventure that Colleen and I had at the Butterfly Place in Westford, Mass. I felt like a kid, full of wonder at the beauty and colors that Nature has put into this wonderful symbol of transformation and creativity. Butterflies ROCK IT !!!
From the kitchen...half-caff coffee is doing it for me in the morning - just enough caffeine to wake me up but avoid the jitters as long as I stick to one big cup. Looking forward to Tacos a la Carbon (Cooking Light Recipe referred by my pal Sonia) - lime, chili powder, garlic and cilantro - what could be better !
I am wearing... a blue night shirt - posting then going to get dressed !
I am creating...some really exciting pieces for an art assignment for possible publication. Whether they get accepted or not (the last one didn't - but I am over that, really, I am... ;) ), I am in love with what came out and also how the process flowed. Very cool and loose - just like freed up creativity should be !
I am going... to package up some rocks today for delivery to Full Spectrum Wellness, the center where I take my meditation class. The Rock My World rocks will be in their entrance room in a lovely bowl for anyone who wants to enjoy the love and maybe even spread it on...
I am reading...and loving Diana Trout's Journal Spilling - Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression. It is so colorful and the techniques and prompts are helping me recharge my art journaling and stay loose which I am really appreciating right now.
I am hoping... that the nice juju I am feeling on this Monday continues throughout the week...
I am hearing... the fan whirling in my window (it is 78 degrees here at 10:00 am !) and the sweet birds all around in the maple trees, enjoying the nesting day.
Around the house...white lilacs in full and delicious bloom, tulips huge and ending their show, nicely raked yards (David, you Rock !!!) and the green...
One of my favorite things...Derwent Inktense Pencils ! My new favorite tool. I cannot believe the color that is held withing these pencils and that fills the page with just a bit of water. Just gorgeous ! Found some at Michaels (they are out now!) one day and got to use the 50% off coupon. Not cheap but the best color since Golden I think ! And you can write over them in anything !
A few plans for the rest of the week: finishing up my art assignment, creating a giftie for my Mom's 65th birthday (her party is next Saturday in Montreal - I am beginning to think they should name the highway after me I travel it so much these days !), Meditation Monday, walks with the doggy and hopefully some sweet friend time thrown in there too.
Here are the pictures for thought I am sharing :
A few of the amazing creatures Colleen and I saw at the Butterfly Place
and managed to capture before Colleen's camera batteries died.
The trip was not planned at all that day and I, of course, didn't have my camera. We shared Colleen's which was fun. Next trip, and there will be a next trip asap, I will have my camera plus a back up battery ! What eye-candy !!!!
My latest journal page (click to enlarge) :
I had fun creating these doodle characters out of some roughly stenciled numbers.
"The Score" (purple face, great hair) reminded me of Mike Score, the lead singer of A Flock Of Seagulls.
Which then reminded me of this song and my oldest friend, Tracy and I, rocking our spiked hairdos and dancing and singing along with our teenage hearts full of teenage angst and longing...
Ahhh, the 80's!
Enjoy the flashback ! Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !