Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A Rainy Day Tuesday
It's a mellow, laid-back rainy Spring Day here in Wisconsin. I'm continuing to push myself along to get my pieces done for the Craft Show on April 4th. There is still a lot to get done, but it is exciting and fun and keeps my mind off of the doom and gloom reported on evening news. Awhile back I wrote something that I'd like to share in my blog. The day was similar to today, but then it was freezing rain and snow falling from the sky. Please read the following and enjoy!
Forget about TV or music or the computer to occupy my time. Give me a pencil, some paper and my imagination. Give me some sculpting medium and "time." Give me some paint and more "time." Being creative is the most relaxing, entertaining and challenging way to spend my time.
The other day, I had about 70 pieces of mini-sculptures to paint. During this painting session, I had no music playing, only the sound of freezing rain and snow lightly tapping on my window. It was a "quiet" time, yet a productive time. I painted mini gumball machines, turtles, ice cream cones, pineapples and bunnies. One of my favorite pieces to paint is the bunny standing that I paint either wearing a dress or with a jacket and shoes, depending if it's boy bunny or a girl bunny. I was painting 4 little girl bunnies with different dresses and colors, adding some little details here and there. After I painted them and looked at them, I stood them up on their little bunny feet and thought, "This is so much fun to do! All of these little characters were created without the aid of TV, music, or a computer. It was simply enjoyable and simply creating." That painting session left me so content and relaxed, it "re-charged" me from the inside out.
Relax and enjoy your day! I will blog along with you again next time. Take care.