Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Waiting For Spring!




Waiting For Spring

16x12cm, Oil on Arches Paper

Donated


"Waiting for Spring" will be part of the 2015 Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway. Many thanks to David Sandum our gracious curator! All proceeds from the exhibit will be benefiting Home-Start Moss, a nonprofit organization helping families in need. This was painted from life in my studio. After enduring a snowy and very cold February, I am definitely waiting for Spring! You can read more about this exhibit here: http://twitterartexhibit.org

So I have been a bit quiet on the internet front the last couple of weeks. I have been exploring some areas of interest; some are directly art related and others indirectly. I think it is really important and beneficial to stop and catch your breath every once in awhile. Stepping back from your regular routine and considering what is really important or what direction your intuition is pointing you in, is worth listening to. 

For me this happens over time where I keep getting nudges and soft whispers to listen to what my heart truly desires. The world is a noisy place; thus, we must carve out quiet personal time where we are able to listen to our intuitive thoughts. Hopefully, after we begin to listen we can adjust our path by paying attention to what we really desire.

One of the areas I have been exploring is improving my drawing skills. I received a new art book which I am reading and really enjoying. I have been doing some of the exercises and feel continued practice will definitely aid in further developing my skills. If you are an artist I would highly recommend reading this book.

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Another area I am enjoying learning about is a dietary one. I have always been a healthy eater, but after I retired I promised myself I would delve into this area with greater gusto. Improving your vitality through whole foods leads to a greater sense of well being which further enhances your creativity and mental abilities. 

It has been fun and interesting trying new recipes, watching videos and learning new information. Now I am not a purist--I definitely cheat, but I must say eating fresh, wholesome foods really does make a difference in your mental functioning and vitality. Here are the two books I have been enjoying reading and experimenting with the last few weeks. You can click each image for links to amazon. 


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So what have you've been up to? Have you been exploring any new ideas or areas of interest?
I would love to hear your thoughts.

Wishing you an inspired day!

Warmly,
Debbie


P.S. I am not an affiliate for any of these books. Just thought I would share. 





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2 comments:

  1. Debbie... I love this post. I long to be in the place of creating more art, having time to read, draw, write and reflect. I've been writing since I was 10, and have volumes of journals, more poetry these days, and I look forward to creating a collection and some photographs to match the writings. Enjoy! I hope to look into the cook books you've recommended...I need to obtain a healthier diet. Rest, pray, work and nibble in-between., and of course, some dark chocolate. Thank you as always, you've put things into perspective. Love, Anita

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    1. I am so happy this post resonated with you Anita! Having a collection of your beautiful photos and writings is an awesome idea. I think you should go for it! I really am enjoying the cook books--they are filled with personal anecdotes and recipes. Inspiring! I hope you get to check them out. Thanks so much for your well wishes! You are right--chocolate is the key to happiness and relaxation! Love Deb

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