blooming good fun

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I have to sneak down the stairs – holding my breath at the creaking landing, listening for any sounds of stirring. I’m balancing magazines, a sketchbook and a big box of my favourite Sharpie pens. This is a holiday for me: up before the chaos of five kids with a cup of coffee and time to draw… in the morning light at my kitchen table…

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Maybe these little sketches will one day become paintings, but this is not really about  homework for me now. It is more like a breath of fresh air, a stretch into the colours of spring. I’m remembering I like to draw. I like to investigate the intricate. I like to find the lines and then expand them, again and again.

So, if you’re needing a break why not try a bit of creativity just for fun? No projects, no deadlines…just a way to enjoy the gifts you have been given. and maybe you won’t have to get up too early to find some space 🙂 !  Be encouraged.

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magazine photo credits:

Carolyn Barber, photo 1, Alamy, photo 3, Country Living April 2012

Catherine Gratwicke, photos 2 & 4, House Beautiful March 2014

 

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2 responses »

  1. Your drawings are beautiful Beth! Thanks so much for the encouragement and example. 🙂 As the oldest of 5 kids I can imagine how hard it could be to find time to be creative, your intentional actions are provoking! Thank you! 🙂

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