We are having what I think are our last days of fall here in southern Wisconsin. It's beautiful, the fog, clouds have moved off and the sun is shinning. It feels like the temperatures are up in the middle to high 50s, which is just perfect for me. Tomorrow and possibly, Sunday, the same kind of weather. It feels like a special little gift from Mother Nature.
I took Murphy to puppy day care and met Zeus at the restaurant for breakfast. I spent about 10 minutes in the car having a coughing spasm. Not pretty. Gulping for air, tears running down my face and trying to will myself not to cough again. I'm at the tail end of this whatever it is and I will be so glad to move on to good health.
The sun was pouring in the new studio, this afternoon. I am like a little kid, humming to my music as I put beloved books on the new shelving. I carry up boxes of stuff and put things away. I'm trying to consolidate things. I have a pile of books that I have decided I no longer need that can be donated to my local library. I have found books that have projects or techniques that I have wanted to try. I decided to keep those separate and give them a go, after Christmas.
I am in love with Friedensreich Hundertwaser's work. Two children's books about him arrived in my mail this past week. I sit and stare at his colors and style and think how fortunate the world was to have someone like him creating art. He was fascinated by spirals and saw them as a symbol of life and nature, something I share with him.
I'll leave you with a quote from him.
"A good picture is when the pictures is full of magic, when you can feel the happiness in it, when it makes you laugh or cry, or when it makes something happen. It should be like a flower or a tree. It should be like Nature. It should be that we miss it when it isn't there."
Have a great weekend, don't forget to let your soul out to play, go create.