I needed to bring a little Saturday morning beauty into the world. Here is a painting I created a couple months ago, that seemed fitting on this rainy day. Feel free to pin it.
I have a day of painting planned today, the painting that I did not get done yesterday. I sit at my desk paralyzed with a grocery list, a gym class that is waiting to be taken, laundry that needs to be put away. Do I really give up the day to paint? Then I beat myself up, if I had been more efficient yesterday…I wouldn’t be trying to cram all this into today.
Do you feel my downward spiral? Can you relate to my should dos and should have dones? The truth is, I need to believe the words on this piece of art and ACT on them. What I am painting today is for a self imposed deadline that I am really excited about.
BIG NEWS…I have written a digitally interactive crash course! It is over at my sisters being edited. Hooray, getting closer to the release date! The extra layer is that I decided to illustrate it. One part of my brain is screaming, “Really, Monica? That could add an extra week or two to the release.” The other part of my brain just needs to “create.” The other part of my brain that I have been nurturing to walk the walk says, “Slow down, don’t rush, operate from a place of ease, don’t overwhelm yourself with busyness, just make sure it is everything you hope it will be.”
If we spend our lives rushing towards the should do’s , what happens to the want to do’s? When do we take time to shine? When do we take the time for stillness, for creativity, for an idea to become a reality?
I think it is about making choices over and over again. I CHOOSE to make creating a priority today. The list will wait, my body won’t decay from one class missed, I can keep wearing the clean clothes right from the laundry basket!
I need to shine at my painting table today. What about you? How are you going to shine today?