A drive in the countryside at sunset yielded this unexpected capture. I was excited to see the swans in the distance which provided me with the opportunity to try my extreme telephoto lens for the first time this spring.
Closer to home and in the studio I am enjoying a brief moment of feeling organized… The studio is tidy which inspires new ideas and helps me complete various projects, including getting art work ready for a couple of group exhibition I am participating in.
National Letter Writing month has also taken a firm hold of me. I am making time on a daily basis to add thoughts and insights to my treasured leather-bound journal. If you recall, I decided to not send actual letters as we live 30 minutes from the nearest post office and mailbox. Instead I am using a set of 30 pop-open cards centered around the theme of “Dream”. The quotes are inspiring and always spark something I can write about.
I am happy to report that I have not missed a day of writing. All this contributes to the realization how important a routine is to me. I am better organized and more motivated when I have a routine, in general I feel I can complete daily tasks and stay focused.
Back to the fact that I am observing National Letter Writing month: It keeps me thinking creatively and consider a variety of topics. Any writer will attest how important it is to write daily on any topic. Many writers spend 10 – 15 minutes just writing on any given topic to warm up as a transition to the writing task at hand. My personal observation is that it works! I complete the “letter” in my journal and my mind is ready to focus on my next task. I might just keep this practice up when the month comes to an end…