I am noticing a sustained change in my feelings of being calm and in control of the monster ‘to do’ list since using the “capture list” idea for my work and home life. The other big change we are trying to make is in our eating habits. We are avoiding meat – especially red – dairy, wheat and alcohol. We are in week three of this change. Hubby is feeling full of energy. Me? I hit the wall this week. I felt like someone had pulled the plug from under my feet and the energy was pouring out. Not sure if its a combination of diet (not getting enough protein?) and lots of yoga…which I suspect is releasing years worth of stored up stuff. Anyone have any expertise on this? Feeling a bit more energetic today. I am having fun making food with spelt instead of wheat (pizza…yum! Bread in oven as I write. Might try pasta tomorrow). I am also making the starter dough for rye bread. Loving it.
Creativity wise, several things to report and celebrate. I facilitated a local school to create a large mosaic mural by training two extremely enthusiastic and dedicated teachers in mosaics, helping them design their mural and advising them along the way. This week, after a huge amount of work by pupils and teachers, they unveiled their beautiful new mosaic mural which is now happily brightening up the school playground. Fantastic!
Work on my triptych commission continues…I am really liking how its coming out and have had fun using a new material that I have ‘discovered’ from recycled objects (will reveal in a later post for you mosaicist…its a good’un!).
I am now fully booked on my autumn mosaic workshop (yay!) and nearly fully booked on the last course of the year. Lots of enquiries coming in so I am soon going to schedule an extra course for 2010 – watch this space. And to top it all, I met a lovely lady at the Urban Art Fair in Brixton last Saturday. We got chatting and I mentioned that I was a mosaic artist. “I am just looking for one of those” she said. And so it is that I am now running two workshops as part of the Skylark Galleries Summer Sizzle art fortnight at the Oxo tower on the South Bank. Beautiful serendipity.
Last but not least, I have announced my first blog giveaway! For those of you who have not seen it yet, jump to here as you have several days to enter before the draw closes. I will be announcing the winner on Thurs 29th July. Thank to all of you who have already commented on my last blog post – it was a very ‘heartful’ piece of writing that has been gestating in me for a long while and took ages to ‘get out’. But happy that I did 🙂
How has your week been? What have you done that you feel good about, big, small or seemingly insignificant? Any particular successes? Any changes in lifestyle or shifts in your heart and mind going on? Lets celebrate them together…. x
PS Bread is out of the oven…mmmm… yum!