There are so many things I want to do. I have lists everywhere. They order my desires and organize my thoughts. I begin with inspiration- I want to paint/draw/take some photos/journal/do yoga/meditate/go for a walk or a bike ride/watch a movie with my children.
But I don’t want to be busy. Feeling busy and overwhelmed takes the joy out of everything. Yet the boundary between inspiration and overwhelm is imperceptible to me and I don’t see it until I’ve crossed it.
When I’m overwhelmed, I’m sure I have too many projects going. When I am inspired, my heart shouts “yes!” at everything. Balance is elusive.
Here is a sampling of what I’ve been doing lately:
A series of double exposures I’m calling Home and Away, of places I’ve visited and my home in Iowa.
Experimenting with watercolor pencils and ink. I discovered a fountain pen in the very bottom of a box in the back of my closet, just waiting patiently for me to experience the particular joy of a fountain pen and ink.
Here’s to wanting everything!