I am happy and my heart sings with joy.
- Because I’ve had the courage to participate in a recent exercise shared by Judith of Artistcoveries. It’s not always that I let myself be exposed to something so new to me and share the outcome right away. As a perfectionist, I tend to make experiments on my own first and filter what I share. But there was something about Judith and the way our online friendship is blossoming that made me decide to do the exercise. Though doing the exercise I felt stressed out (and that is expected) I had learned a lot. Letting myself do the exercise helped my mind see what my eyes can’t see. It was difficult as my mind is not trained to ‘see’ that way. My heart to be open to things I cannot control (how can you control the outcome of an ink dropped from a brush to a sheet of paper with water?) And the eagerness to let my imagination explore and see what is beyond a formed image from a dropped ink. Maybe I could summarize it as, as though I am tasting a new ice cream flavor for the first time….giddy with excitement. 🙂
- Because I took the day off yesterday not for ‘me’ time but quality time with my cousin in law and her two boys. We went to see three malls….we ate krispy kreme doughnuts, we went to see the new booth of caran d’ache in our local bookstore (they launched selected caran d’ache products last Saturday and I can’t wait to save up for my neocolours! woot!), we went to get the boys new sweaters, we even met another cousin and who joined us for dinner. We were laughing, chatting, running around the mall, getting gumballs from every gumball machine…..we had perfect fun!:-D
- Because I will be participating at World Watercolor Month over at Doodlewash whom I learned from another great friend Laura of Create Art Everyday. And yes, today in my side of the world is July 1. I made something so easy and close to my heart. Stay tuned. 🙂
- Because everyday from the first few days I was blogging, Laura of A Pict in Pa found me and has cheered me on endlessly in all my endeavors, learning moments, happy accidents, and family life journeys. Laura, I will not tire of saying this….I am forever grateful for all your support. You have been the sole reason why I did not shutdown my blog when I was at the verge of doing it. Maraming Salamat! (Thank you very much in Filipino).
These things maybe small in other people’s eyes but to me, these are gigantic expressions of love, family, togetherness and friendships that transcend time and location. I am whole. I am happy.