Hello, dear Friend. What is your place of power? Mine definitely is forest—or something that has much water with a forest around it.
In a forest, I feel free and curious. My mind is resting; there is no need to rush anything. Also, I like the abundance of colors, especially the variations of greens.
Being in a forest allows seeing things at a real scale. What was important an hour ago, becomes insignificant; all the illusions fade and disappear.
Thoughts disappear, too. Then, the new, wiser and more conscious thoughts come, giving the answers to questions I didn’t know I had.
I think it’s so important to be actively curious, courageously curious.
Inspiration or wish for creating something usually doesn’t appear just by itself; we have to pay attention to the outer world and actually want to find something inspiring. Otherwise, it is a “come here everybody and entertain me” thing – which doesn’t work. 🙂
It’s a question of switching off that constant mind chatter and leaving the feeling of self-importance behind the door.
That’s why I started to read books that are based on lives and thoughts of other artists. At times they inspire, at times – warn of making a similar mistake. But a greater perspective always is there…
Yesterday we had a lovely rainy fishing day.
Life seems even brighter when you wear yellow glasses
I gathered new botanical elements for my collection. There were not only leaves but also weed and wild fruits like apples, ashberry, and pear.
I can’t express how I like all these wonderful creations of nature!
There is something special in being alone in a forest during the rain. Redundant, unnecessary thoughts and emotions go away, and you face the pure and undisguised magnificence of life.
It is said that a person who wants to do something will find a way to do it 🙂 That’s so true. I came home quite tired, but various tasks were waiting for me. So I found myself still drawing at 2 a.m. 😀
By the way, I should make prep sketches for a new nature-inspired art series.
Just seize the day and be sure to spend the time you have of full value! 🙂
You never know what a precious gift may be waiting for you… just make another step forward.
Go after your dreams and goals 🙂
I’m rather silent these days. The weekends were so intense, I made 10 pencil underdrawings for the new artworks, and after that was writing new posts almost all the time.
I often feel like I should get a time-off and rest. It’s weird 🙂 Probably I work so much because I love what I do, and discipline is love in action. 🙂
So I’ll just leave this insightful quote here and get something done!
The best way of living a great life, full of wonders, is to be curious, ready for action and busy with your interests.
Curiosity means courage and readiness to forget about yourself for the sake of learning and creating. It is amazing how much can be done if a person quits complaining, being envious and fearful. 😀
Today I’ve realized something important. We are feeling annoyed not because we are doing something we don’t like.
We are feeling annoyed when we are doing something that we don’t believe in!
There is a sharp edge. Love and enjoyment of life are precious, but they have to be strong enough to survive when we are in stress, discomfort, struggle, and pain. Otherwise, our love may turn to displeasure and hate at the same time instant.
The basis of this strength is knowing that you are at your right place; that you are making something not because “everybody knows that this is should be done this way”, but because YOU are the person to make it, and this is something worth making (even if it isn’t anything huge and groundbreaking).
This kind of faith is the key to the loving attitude – to life, in the first place. It also helps to spend time on really valuable things 🙂
I feel like the best way of living is to live without excuses. Facing the truth.
You know, all these tiny reasons like “I will do it a bit later because I’m tired” or “It’s not that bad (important, urgent)” or “I’m doing everything I can” (and deep inside you know that it’s not true).
Or it can be “I have all reasons to feel bad because of ___, so I’ll just wait for somebody that surely will come and make things change for the better”. But nothing happens, and the denial doesn’t help.
Every day is a treasure. But we often forget how rapidly years fly by, thinking about dribbles and setting aside joy and happiness. As if they are more appropriate for our future-selves!
Everybody can throw out excuses and start actually living, doing, acting, creating, changing. It’s a continual process of being awake that libraries life from regret.
Just a small insight: the only real distinctive feature of inspired and enthusiastic people who love life and that thing they do is their attitude.
You are the person who creates purpose and adds meaning. Being curious, prolific, active and keen on something on a daily basis always requires a sincere aspiration and readiness to find a miracle in an ordinary place.
Without it, there definitely will be issues with the lack of motivation, boredom, doleful self-complacency and “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” syndrome.
And, of course, nobody will be showing up (twice a day) and telling you why that thing you like to do is worth investing effort and time, so you should keep making it because it is so wonderful. Happy and fullfilled people just do what they love for the sake of it, no matter how difficult and doubtful everything is from time to time!
Nobody will provide you with absolute and general support. You have to deserve haing a community and being known. A crowd of interested people gathers only around a person who is actually showing or telling something valuable.
But isn’t it amazing that all the answers and changes to better are inside? 🙂