Sometimes it is hard to make the time to work, to create, to get things done in general. Trying to do this blog each morning, well mostly mornings takes time. I think about what the weeks topics may be, not that this will be what I write about but I do take the time to think about what to write.
The mornings have become my time, I sit outside with my coffee, do my sketch, take photos, work on the computer and do the blog. When those things are done I try to give my body a little time to work out. In between all these things I meditate in small moments of time. Like this morning, as I listen to the hummingbirds, I have realized that the type and size of the hummingbird makes a difference in the sound of their wings. That the peach faced love birds that have been hanging around the last couple of weeks sound like a child's squeeze toy. I have seen an increase in dragonflies and birds in general.
The monsoon season brings gentle breezes in the mornings. I watch the small leaves and branches of the mesquite tree sway. I listen to the leaves rustle in the bottle neck tree. As the sun comes up from behind the mountains I feel the increase of the heat telling me it is time to go inside.
I have always worked better with a little pressure knowing a show or deadline is just around the corner. This year I am working harder at putting things on my calendar ahead of time so I allow myself time to do the work I want to do. Dividing my time up in sections, morning for me, mid-day for art afternoon/evening for family. It does not always go that way but it is good to have a plan.
Take time to smell the roses as they say or around here the creosote bush. Take a moment today just for yourself, look, listen and smell what wonders await.
|Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA|
|Big Ben, England|
|Roses from Portland, OR|
|Dragonfly sculpture at Desert Botanical Gardens, AZ|