Monday, October 21, 2013

For today…

It’s Monday, October 21, 2013.
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Outside my window... it’s beautiful and sunny, though a little crisp this morning. This is the view from my art journaling position.

I am thinking...that is was a good thing that FB was kind of down this morning so I could concentrate on working in my journal rather than getting distracted by random posts there.
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I am thankful...for the creative juices that seem full up right now. I just have to sit down at my work table, and let whatever comes spill out. Love that !
In the kitchen...the clean dishwasher dishes and my grocery list are calling me but the studio feels better!
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I am wearing...skinny jeans, a navy tunic t-shirt, pink scarf and cerise Chucks. Chica is wearing her pink collar and checking for squirrels.

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I am creating... art journal pages from ink blobs, letting the shapes tell me what they want to be. When these two figures came to be, it reminded me of this dear quote from Ram Dass.
“We’re all just walking each other home.”
How beautiful an image is that?
I am wondering… if you have seen this video ?

It made me cry. It made me remember that Art is Love and Love is Art. It made me want to go and look at a stranger in a new way. There are no strangers, really, are there ? We are all in this together…
One of my favorite things...is stitching randomly as I watch tv at night.
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This is a rust stained piece of cotton gauze that I am slowly working on right now…
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Letting these shapes speak to me too…
I am going...to have to go grocery shopping in a bit. The fridge is pretty bare. Then, I think a walk in this glorious Fall color will be a must. And maybe some leaf raking too.
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I am looking forward to...David’s birthday coming up (October 31st, my Halloween Baby !) and also a girls party up at my sister Kristina’s house in a few weeks. It will mean a reunion with an old friend that I haven’t seen in 8 years ! Time goes so fast ! Looking forward to seeing you, Tracy !
Around the house...there seems to be a thousand things to do to get the house ready for the season that shall not be named, and not a lot of energy to do those things !
I am learning…that even baby steps count. Gotta remember that !
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Let’s keep putting on foot in front of the other, Beautiful Ones!
Glad to be on the journey with you.
Happy Monday !

9 comments:

slsmyth said...

Baby steps carry us where we need to go -- and in taking them we ensure ourselves of seeing all that we need to see on the journey. Not bad philosophy on a dull October Toronto noon! ;)

somepinkflowers said...

so juicy this posting
&
satisfying
to the eye
&
brain ...

Wise*Beyond*Years, you



{{ now i am thinking
your chuck
collection might B
rivaling mine !!

we might need to do a Chuck*Throw*Down
as
soon as i make up the rules ... }}

xox

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

Ah yes, baby steps.
I am in my studio right this minute and it's overcast out and I wish it would stay that way.....for some reason it works to have it that way outside while inside I am creating art randomly and blissfully.
Your journal pages and stitching are also proof bliss is art and art is bliss.
Someday I hope we can do art together.....now that would be bliss too!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

love rusty gorgeous stitching and pink chucks! Have a marvelous day. xox

Stephanie said...

such inspiration...need to find my way back to my journals

too too much lately

I aDORE your little stitch sketches.

x..x

Tami Chacon said...

Kim, I feel that I've just had a sweet visit with you : ) Love your post. hope your day was as wonderful as it sounds!

girlunwinding said...

As always, YOUR art is inspiring and so freeing. I love coming here and taking a peek inside your world. and that Video! wow, I love that
~Dawn

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh, Kimmypoo! I absolutely loved that video. And I really needed to see that this morning. Feeling love from strangers. Why not? Sometimes it is all we can gather up. love you! xo

Priti.Lisa said...

I know I say it all the time, but it's true...your blog is the best place to be! It is beautiful, vibrant, and honest. It's the way I feel, it's a place that always makes me feel better. I really, really like that quote...your art, and YOU!
And if I forgot to say so...
Happy 48th year! I'm about to be 49!
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