Last weekend was wonderful. Art, spirit, cleaning up my art area and hanging paintings that have been stacked up. It caught up with me though and Tuesday I was exhausted. I wanted to keep up the momentum but I’m learning that I need to honor those cycles of energy and rest.
Luckily it was a short work week but I can’t take days off every 3 days in order to rest and recover from activity. I’m hoping to find more balance where I take times daily for rest, but not idleness. My phone doesn’t help. I waste so much time browsing social media. I’ve debated uninstalling those bothersome apps but then I feel so disconnected. As an introvert, most of my interactions are online and I don’t want to cut of my nose to spite my phone. But true connections and conversations are different than checking pictures on IG of people I barely know, if I know them at all.
I did finish up my 2nd moleskine sketchbook this week, and I thought of starting my 3rd one, still freshly wrapped in the plastic covering. As I was going through my cabinet, I found many partly filled sketchbooks, visual journals, altered books. Those books I started for a specific reasons then neglected. I’m setting a goal to complete as many as I can before the end of the year, and before I open and start a new journal. I keep a small 3×5 sketchbook in my purse I’d like to finish up as well.
I feel like I need to work on completions. I’ve posted on my previous blog that I’m good about starting projects, but finishing has never been my strong point.
I’ll see what I can finish this week.