I have this tendency when I have a deadline, to run full out toward it, tossing everything else out of the way. my thought is that if something has a definite deadline, and that deadline can't be changed - like, oh say, maybe an art show - then until everything is ready for it, then nothing else is as important. and this is true, to an extent, but other things can be necessary too, and not just showering and froofing up a bit as called for in civilized society. And maybe having a bit of a night out, trying something new. which i put my foot down and did last night. i went to Sandi's art center for an evening of Meditative Painting. wowsa y'all. the point is not to paint a painting...it's to smoosh around in the paints, letting the music and the state of meditation guide your brush. it isn't some oogly googly kinda thing, although i was down for that also, if need be. but i went in open hearted, without expectation, and just hoping i didn't smell like garlic from the Italian restaurant husband took me to just before this endeavor. (he did not go to the art part). and i realized that some of my best paintings and 3D work have been done under a meditative influence...a trance-like state that i work best in. i just never circled it and marked it as such. and despite being up since 0-dark-thirty, i was relaxed yet energized afterward. and dreamt i was painting, even. and then had a very special visit from my namesake grandma that i never met. it was a wild night all-in-all. i can't wait to see what happens at the sleep study...too bad they can't see my dreams! Ha. the connections from the art show/fundraiser continue to loop golden threads around peoples' hearts...it is such a privilege to see.
now, it's time for me to work. i will catch you later. oh - you MUST buy this magazine...it is sweet and wonderful and makes you want to be all bohemian in a modern way and cozy and grow your own veggies but still have heat and indoor tap water...all that. for me anyway. oh and the link show issue 3 but i just got issue 2 which is about right, and it is the snuggliest.