A blog to celebrate the little things in life that might get missed along the way. Taking the time to slow down, look, and really see. Nurturing a mindfulness through photography, art, crafts, and writing that reminds us there is beauty in every day.
Spring is here in a big way. We are having wonderful weather today. Mild and sunny. Everyone seems to be enjoying it. It's the sort of day that makes you take your shoes off and sink your toes into the grass. I'm sitting on the back deck with a cup of coffee, living life.
My latest project is a sketch that I hope to develop into a larger canvas for either pastels or watercolors. I call her "Roxie". She's coming along, but I almost burned the family dinner working on her stripes. Oops.
Here's a black and white print of my first watercolor scene. I think watercolor is my favorite medium. The fluidity and gracefulness of the paints is so relaxing. You never know what the movement of them might produce. Plus, the paint and a good brush does a lot of the work for you. I've got a lot to learn, but I'm enjoying the process.
Lately, I've been interested in Wabi Sabi or "The Art of Imperfection". It's a Japanese concept of finding beauty of the imperfect. An acceptance of transience and imperfection. What's old and worn, tattered and torn, can be beautiful and inspiring.
It was another busy Saturday. A list of chores in my hand to get done before a quick trip to the park with Mercedes, the loudmouthed dachshund. I wasn't in the mood for a walk, but the weather was beautiful. Sunlight sparkled in a clear blue sky. As I headed out the door, I grabbed my camera on a whim. So glad that I did.
As I made a point to take a deep breath and look around, (fortunately, Mercedes is a bit of an ambler, herself) here are some of the tiny treasures that waited for me.