When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer and people are more wondrously complex than we normally realize.
I had an amazing weekend, beginning with a visit to Heritage Park on Friday, a family bike ride on Saturday and the day in my studio (with my favorite beverage, thanks to my husband) on Sunday. The weather was beautiful, though a little hazy on Sunday. The largest canvas I've been working on recently measures 36x48 inches (it looks smaller in photos than it feels) and has come very slowly...thank goodness for having several projects on the go at the same time.
Yesterday evening my daughter shared a lovely story with me...she had once read that when you exhale you breath out a small part of your soul, and when you inhale you breath in part of the souls of those around you. I love this image...how we are all connected. And a reminder to choose the people you spend time with wisely. Which is how I spent my weekend.