This is one of my favorite sayings, “Bloom where you are planted”.
Sometimes I wish we lived somewhere different, especially during the summers when the temps are too hot to tolerate. But lately, I have been feeling more connected to this city I live in and I think it has partly to do with my morning walks. I’ve been driving to different neighborhoods for my walk, so that I can be more in the moment and really see all the new things around me. When I walk in my own neighborhood, I tend to zone out, because I’ve seen everything a hundred times. My senses are less awakened. I still walk in my neighborhood occasionally, but it is so nice to go somewhere new and different.
These pages were inspired by my walks. Lots of color and flowers. I just threw some paint down on some red rosin paper and then doodled with sumi ink and a bamboo brush. Very light hearted, quick and fun. I hope to revisit these pages soon, like I did the sunflower above.