Friday, April 17, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things

I sat down at my desk this morning and realized that is was Friday.
I knew it was Friday.
But as I sat at the desk, I KNEW it was Friday.

As in:
I haven't done a blog post yet.
Laundry needs to be done today.
A large canvas I started is whispering at me to finish it.

Brenna has a dr. appt. this afternoon AND it's Light and Power Prom tonight.
The calendar screamed at me that my next show is two weeks away.

As I feel the familiar fear creeping into my body, I decide to listen to Rend Collective on Pandora and write out the quote,
"Celebrate the small things."

How often do you do this?
If you are like me, it isn't much. 
I'm better at throwing a party to tell myself I haven't done enough.

So not inspiring. 
So bad for my internal health.

I'm gonna practice turning it around.
Let's celebrate.

Did you forget to write a blog post on the only day you write one?
Write a little one, put a picture up and say, "Happy Friday, friends!" 
Now go outside and lift your face to the sun and say "Yes. Thank you."

Was there a load of laundry done? Maybe not three or four, but one?
Buy yourself a CUPCAKE.

art journal entry done with Rapido Sketch pen .35 and Staedtler pigment liner 0.5

How about lunch? 
Maybe there might have been an apple in there somewhere instead of just the left over bag of baked cheetos consumed.
That deserves a big HOORAY and a pat on the back.
Way to go, you.

Doesn't the day seem a little better?

30x30 canvas in progress

I'm gonna practice this all day today and see what happens.

Happy Friday, friends.
I'm going outside to say thank you.
Love to you.

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  1. I do the same thing at times. The art is waiting and I almost feel guilty when it happens, as though its a living thing that needs me. I think I need it more than it needs me but it is such a strong force sometime. But I'll tell you what I tell myself and hopefully you're a better listening than me-its ok for the art to wait. So go outside and skip the laundry and have a great day.

  2. such an inspiring way you have embraced your day
    thank you for sharing this
    and each glimpse you have shared is beautiful

  3. Exactly Lynn...this was such an uplifting fun post and what we need to tell ourselves everyday!! Love your font it's so beautiful.... and so is the message!! Woman can demand way too much of themselves doing everything else other than what they really want to! Enjoy!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. awesome... I deserve a cupcake!!! actually I did two loads so does that mean I deserve two!!! hope you are finidng a bit more space to create and enjoy it all... those Friday's rocket around before we know it don't they...xx

  5. yes. If there are cupcakes involved - I'm IN! :) Love the closeups you have here of the paintings (especially the textures). Thank you for the reminder to celebrate the small things. xx