Manic Mondays

Day 123 (Year of Creative Habits): *Note: please read the following paragraph as if there were “-” connecting each word. It’s one big, hairy thought. You ever have one of those Mondays where you get up way before dawn to drive four hours to your “work home” so you can take a very important morning conference call only to be created by the very loud chirping of a smoke detector … a wired into your apartment crazy loud smoke detector….so right before the call you’re trying to change the backup battery, which does nothing so instead you try to mute your…

Where or where is my blogging routine?

Days 108-121: My Year of Creative Habits – creatively is going great. My blogging habit…not so much. I’ve shaken up my working routine the last two weeks. I traveled to D.C. for a quick visit, expanded my work assignments and visited with longtime friends. Here’s what two weeks looks like (two big views) and three combo views:

Sleep on it

Days 92 & 93: I need to find a blackboard and write 100 times “I will not rip out knitting mistakes after 10 pm!” I’m not at my brightest anytime after 7, so why on earth did I think I could correct a problem late at night. I always need to sleep on any perceived mistake. This has also been a good reminder to practice mindfulness in my everyday activities. I started knitting exactly because it made me focus on the yarn and the needles, not mindlessly wander around through a bunch of overblown past problems and future “what if”…

Sappy

Days 84 & 85: I am a total sap regarding holidays. All holidays. There are certain things that must happen before each holiday. Easter is no exception. Maundy Thursday service is poignant. The reading perfect. The songs moving. The quiet and ever diminishing candlelight encapsulating. Day 84: First Christian Church, Neosho – Maundy Thursday               Day 85: Eggs, eggs, eggs. Dyeing Easter eggs is a most pleasurable experience. The little dye tablets fizzing in the vinegar. The wax crayons smudging again the shell of the hardboiled shell. Rather than dyeing eggs this morning, I…

10

It’s been 10 days since I last blogged about my ongoing “year of creative habits” practice. The creativity has been ongoing but the writing has stagnated. I’m looking at changing up my writing time and somehow fitting it into my morning routine as opposed to late in the evening – henceforth today’s early morning post. Spring showers – I woke up at 4am to a perfect spring thunderstorm with just the right amount of lightning and rain. My cloud study from this past Monday:                 Other creative habits, days 75-83, include:    …

Kansas City Days

Days 63-68: My weeks are filled with travel. Nothing exotic but recently I’ve move around a great amount. In the last two weeks I’ve been in Joplin, Rogers, Arkansas; St. Louis, back to Joplin, and then to Kansas City. I love Kansas City. It’s a wonderful sensory overload experience of which I enjoy every minute. Visually I can’t get enough.  I captured graphic elements  to incorporate later into paintings or Zentangles; colors that I want to intertwine in my next knitted project. Day 63:                 Day 64:            …