The summer has come and gone and I am just taking stock of where the time has gone. One of my projects was reclaiming my grandma’s old cupboard. It had been out on the porch, waiting in the wings for me to do something with it. I will have to blog more about the details of the old cupboard and its significance in my life. Suffice it to say that it is dear to me and I finally figured out a place in the great room for it. I set about painting it a shade of white, antiquing it with colored waxes. I replaced the knobs.
I also left off the glass doors that were on the top. They never worked very well and I very much like the open view onto the shelves. I promptly stuffed it with some of our fiestaware bowls and plates – old and new – and Nonnie’s old doilies. I think that grandma would approve. Notice I put the cupboard right by my comfy chair!
In the last months, as ever, you have been on my mind. I wonder what new things you may be creating. As inspiration I am starting to read the books The Artist’s Way, Heart Steps, and Floor Sample a Memoir by Julia Cameron. Highly recommended reading. We all need a shake down of the cobwebs now and then and to find a new path. Julia has a knack of reaching in and stirring up your heart and soul.
A quote from Heart Steps:
I am a beloved child of God. The Universe is my home. I am safe and protected in all places, at all times. There is no harm or danger in which my well-being is not provided for. I accept guidance, guardianship in all areas of my life. There is no venture I undertake, no plan or project I conceive which is not shepherded safely. I consciously and daily invoke the protective guidance of God. I receive this guidance within and from people and situations I encounter. I am gently, safely led.
Creative friend, what is important for you to do today? Whatever it is, you can surely benefit by uttering a little prayer for guidance.
Keep being creative ~ Karen