Does the weather influence your mode? It does mine. Today, after relishing an unexpected period of unseasonably sunny and warm days, with the leaves clinging stubbornly to the trees, the weather has done an about turn. Temperatures are dipping. The sun has disappear. Even the leaves have dropped without ever reaching those stunning gold, orange and reds the northeast of the US is known for. I woke up feeling like the sodden leaves piling up on our lawn.
Fortunately, I have my routine of journaling, drawing and pulling together a post to share with you. I can share my progress. Yes, there is progress. Row three of Cautiously Optimistic is done! I’ve started on row four. Putting together a pieced quilt, is like doing a jigsaw puzzle. Individual pieces or blocks don’t always make sense, but when combined a pleasing image is revealed.
I am a firm believer that it is crucial to augment a favored medium by playing in other mediums. Last February I took up the challenge to do a drawing tutorial a day and post it on Instagram. The goal was to do this for 100 days in a row. Miraculously, I managed to stick to this. I enjoyed the process so much I have continued, but at a more comfortable pace of one drawing a week. I start the drawing shortly after I write and post my blog. I can’t wait to get started. Never, ever did I think I would find drawing relaxing. Just knowing I will spend time drawing this afternoon lightens my mood.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.