Monday, August 26, 2013

Travel Log 8-26: Monday Monday

         I always feel this song is appropriate on Monday mornings. Something about this day just seems to be cursed. Waking up on Monday mornings is like pulling myself out of a deep fog.
       But I digress.
       I have been attempting to restart my daily meditation. With the kids all in school (my youngest started kindergarten this year *tears*) I have a couple hours a day to myself. I've been splitting that between going to the gym to lose this stubborn fat that seems to have taken up permanent residence around my middle and art and meditation. The art has been progressing- here's my current work in progress-
But the meditation has been failing. Miserably. I can't seem to pull myself out of the now long enough to clear my mind and open it to possibilities. I'm going to try some meditation prompts and see if that helps.

     All in all though, the changes and transitions in my life are getting easier. I'm finding my way back into, not my old skin, but a new one that I think I like better. I think this Autumn is going to be one of the best I've ever had.


  1. It's so good to see you back writing and drawing too!

    Personally, I've never been able to set up a traditional meditation routine yet have still craved that little bit of relaxed, junk purging zen time. So, I take it to the blank page and let the feeling of oil pastel on paper help me to get out of the right now and drift off. It's freeing both for my mind as well as my artwork, because I don't find myself worrying about how it will look as I don't start with a clear outcome in mind. :)

    Sorry for the ramble!

    1. Never a ramble Danni!
      I've been trying to get past the whole 'it doesn't look how I thought it would' and have been starting to succeed. I go through cycles with artwork. I build up confidence then I tear it back down myself because I don't have the ability that I wish I had. I'm working hard on getting rid of that nonsense in my head. I always forget that foremost art is a craft, that has to be worked at and honed. Just because I can't do exactly what I want off the bat doesn't mean I can't do it if I actually put the work in.

      It's good to be back. I've had a lot of personal changes and put a lot of these things to the side while I dealt with them, but now I need to get back in the swing of things!