So, I live with an artist.
Today, for the first time ever, Saturday, I said “Draw me!”
I meant draw us – for our mothers, for mothers day.
And I also said, “Not like I am right now”
Which, got a response of “That’s what everbody says!”
I, in my whole life, NEVER asked my honey, who is awesome at drawing, TO DRAW ME!
I did not want to be a ‘sheeple’
I just wanted an oringal pic for our moms!
I decided to draw him … and he could draw me …
I bet it’s hard. lol.
Anyway – here’s another video – I’ve been slacking of late – but he has shaved since the awesome drawing I did. 😉
The one thing I’m good at – is being casual in videos – so here you go.
Yup, that’s my honey.
When I mentioned him …. and how talented he was – I was not joking.
You know how every parent thinks their kid is cute? But you refrain from agreeing and say something sweet anyway?
Not the case here.
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I had a post decided for today – and it was dark. It was to be about my current mood – still ensconced in heart ache. It was to be about feeling Hopeless. No longer expecting anything with any measure of confidence for myself – no longer cherishing or desiring with anticipation.
But as a believer in contagious moods and in keeping with looking for good – I made the decision to apply that to myself.
I declared today Pajama Day! And as I lay on my bed watching a movie – a ray of light found its way onto my television screen.
I paused the movie, fetched a beautiful piece of material to cover the sheer curtain on the offending window and stopped. And noticed. And was inspired.
I give you – Behind the Curtain.
This is what I saw – and it caught my breath. I had covered my Thai Buddha and plant while shutting out the light – and in the process, brought some into myself.
I was fascinated and began to play.
I looked around my room for other suitable silhouettes.
I so love the elbow pushing against the cloth during this ’embrace’
And lastly – the ‘offending’ window – that brought unexpected light.
To you today I say: May your mundane astound you, and may you stop and notice beauty even with a heavy heart. – Amanda
These are all things in my home photographed by me – the last being a painting I created that sits in a window. I see beauty in all that surrounds me – I wanted to amplify it – this is what I see in the ‘ordinary’.
The Shadow of my Buddha
The paintbrushes that sit on my dresser
My son’s herbs – thriving in the kitchen window
Butters in the window
My man amongst the cacti – shattered effect