rainy day thoughts

It’s been cold, windy and cloudy all day. I am really loving this weather. It’s the best winter this area has seen in a while. Almost feels like a “real” winter. Snow in the mountains and lots of rain on the city. I’ve been getting lots of good use out of my sweaters and jackets, which is unusual,¬† and we should have a beautifully bright green and flowery desert come spring.

I’ve been stuck in one spot, which is what happens when I have too much to do. I need to prep for Artfest.¬† I should be making trades, getting my supplies in order, finishing a commissioned piece. Instead, I’ve been knitting¬† and playing in my art journal, which is exactly what I secretly need right now. Creative relaxation–going with the creative flow. It’s really nice. Maybe it’s a mental prep, instead of me being crazy, stressed, overactive.

I’ve also been doing a little TOO much internet surfing.

*Embrace your inner girl by Eve Ensler on TED. Eve Ensler started V-Day, a movement to end violence against women everywhere. Her story is an amazing one and her poem, “I am an emotional creature” is so powerful.

* Asian Style Emoticons via Futuregirl. Love them!

* Lost Things. A beautiful fairy tale video. Perfect inspiration for a fairytale artfest.

* Ira Glass on story telling. He talks about how it takes time to become the creative person you envision yourself to be. He says, “It’s normal to take a while. You just have to fight your way through that. You will be fierce, you’ll be a warrior, and you will make things that aren’t as good as you know in your heart you want them to be.” This definitely rings true for me.

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One Response to rainy day thoughts

  1. Judy says:

    I’m not loving the rain at this point, but did enjoy this great post and the links.

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