A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Really Wednesday Night

Oh, yes! I'm still awake at 12:51. That's nothing. I stay up until 3 am, sometimes. It must be an artist thing!

While in high school, my niece said song lyrics were always developing in her mind at night, while she was taking a bath.  Problem solved: she took a pad of paper and a pen and placed it next to where she was bathing. A truly right-brained girl!

I usually get inspiration for a bracelet or scarf at 10 pm, and actually convince myself that I can finish it in one night. I must be crazy! And to top it off, I'm having to pull out stitches and redo row after row, in my scarf, because I've skipped a stitch or two. By the same token I've had to restring a necklace on numerous occasions. Of course, it doesn't help if it's 2:30 am. You would think I'd stop when my eyes start to cross and stick to my eyelids!

Ten o'clock PM, must be your "creative" time. Did you know there's a time for dancing, as well?! Yes, as the verse reads, "There's a time to every purpose unto Heaven..." It's true! Our bodies have a time clock. We have a cycle our bodies follow: a time to eat, sleep, wake up, sing, dance, create and so on. How interesting!

More, later...  Pleasant dreams!

Sleepy Baby


WondrousStrange said...

You are a gal after my own heart...my best creative hours are between 10pm and 2am...but I don't get to indulge myself very often:) I have to be careful not to look at too many creative ideas before retiring...or I mentally create all night!...then forget those ideas when I wake the next morning:)

My Dream Garden said...

Know what: Sometimes I awaken to the call of creativity. My mind urgently forces an idea upon me. I know exactly what I want to make or what I want to write about. Months ago I woke up with a scarf design that I couldn't ignore. I plan on creating that scarf someday. I know the title of it and exactly how it will look. I'm positive about its appeal to many younger people and wonder why I am waiting.

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