Also, I've been teaching myself to draw. :) Learning a new skill has been a tremendous amount of fun for me! Both my girls are very artistic, so I started this journey to participate with them; now its become something I am very much enjoying, soul food if you will, and actually fairly private; but I did want to share this with you.
I bought this book from Amazon to get back into my journaling and my writing:
This has also been so much fun for me! I've just started, and I have a terrible habit of starting out the proverbial gate with a blast and sprinting for a nice, short while and then letting things fall by the wayside as life takes over, or perhaps the newness wears off. However, since motherhood/working/internet sort of rearranged my life, I haven't written like I used to; I used to fill journals. :) My inspiration for this is actually my students; I'm teaching English this year for one period, and as I ask them to write for me--I need to remember where they are coming from.
At this moment, my cup of creativity is full, and warm, and smells of chamomile. How incredibly lucky am I to explore art through the power of the internet, have a minute in the morning to write, and learn a new instrument in between the pulses and poundings of every day reality...very lucky, indeed.
OH!! Finished this:
SO GOOD AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 07!!!! Someone tricked me.
And started this:
My secret little "hobby" is reading non-fiction accounts of women who settled the west in the late 1800s. One day I'll do a post of my "read" books and "want to read" books of this genre...my spiritual inspirations :)
Much love to all tonight!