Good morning! A Bright sunny Sunday. I have climbed out late, is that not what Sundays are for? And for us to see the wonder in the day? What does that mean? When I was a new mother it was the wonder on my children’s faces I loved to catch, now it’s the wonder on grandchildren’s faces. But it can be seen in other things if we look close enough or well simply look!
Even now with the leaves mostly fallen from the trees, they lay on the ground to be marveled at there. Their beauty is not lost, who has not picked up a particular beautiful leaf, and perhaps kept it? Winter birds are coming, and others go. The geese fly to land near ponds and have their rest. Nature is full of wonder.
There is a wonder in books and music too. Wrapped into a soft blanket, a nice sweater with hot coffee or cocoa, a great book that gives you a trill or food for thought. A book whose author wrote so cleverly it was not easy to be sucked in. How about that music? Soft classical? Favorites? I love a good saxophone!
Whatever it is you marvel at, may it wiggle its way into your day. I marvel at feeling good, the peacefulness of my heart when it is not saddened. I marvel at want I have accomplished. And I wonder how I did all I have managed. It adds up, and I feel good. This tells me there is a wonder in watching myself grow and become.
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj