I have, over the last month, been pondering the idea
of balance, especially as it applies to my life in a day
to day capacity.
This is a concept that is an endless struggle for most
individuals, something that is difficult to achieve, and if
you are able to find it then something nearly impossible
Today's lives are the constant juggle between rushing
hither and yon, to and fro, desperately trying to complete
one more task before another urgent, must-have-done,
out of time priority steps up to demand your attention.
One of the ways I am striving to bring more balance to
my days is by spending Saturdays and Sundays, and after
5 p.m., out of the office, or i.e. my studio.
To remedy what might have turned out to be a
disastrous burn-out situation, I have been enjoying
these past weekends of May living life in other ways,
such as gardening, reading, spending time outdoors
soaking up the sun and breezes, along with re-igniting
my adoration for sketching/painting plein-air.
So, I thought I would share a few of my most recent nature
sketches, a current reading list, and some garden glimpses
from the moments of being, out of the office.
Current Reading List:
- Evidence by Mary Oliver
- Red Bird by Mary Oliver
- Diary Of A Rose Lover by Henri Delbard
- Gracious Living In A New World by Alexandra Stoddard
- Small Talk by Mary Lou Sanelli
- A Poet to His Beloved, The Early Love Poems of W.B. Yeats
- How to Grow Roses by McFarland-Pyle