So here I am, several days later than expected, still enjoying walking around my lovely city. A little FYI about it: Concord is home to about 43,000 folks, residing in a 67-square-mile area. We have lots of hills, trees, rivers, and ponds, and we’re a whole 288 feet above sea level, 60 miles from the ocean. To me, that’s just about perfect.
Here’s a continuation of My Ode to Bricks, and the Artisans Who Put Them There. Enjoy.
That’s all for now. I’m juggling painting, sketching, writing, blogging, loving every minute of it except when I forget that I do all of it, every bit of it, for pleasure, yours and mine. Every once in a while, I wake up to the fact that I’ve turned several very pleasurable Hobbies into Jobs, with deadlines, and scrutiny, and even final exams that I dread right up to the point when I remember, “Hey, I’m both the teacher AND the student! Chill out!”
As my dear friend M. used to say, “Take my advice . . . I’m not using it!”
So if you too are working on a book or two (yes, mine has turned into two!) or if you are taking one online art class after another because you love the sense of community so much, remind yourself to breathe and enjoy every bit of it.
No one is watching.
You are free to even take a nap if that sounds right to you.
Ahhh, yes, a good rest is one of your finest art supplies.
If you like what you just read, have a browse over at the “word puzzly thing ” to the right (it’s called a word cloud, golly I’m learning a lot today) under the word Tags (you’ll need to scroll up a bit probably). Click on whatever word interests you and you’ll see several of my posts linked to that word. And as always, your support is very much appreciated at my Tip Jar.