Time To loosen up and play!
Magic is All Around.
Can You See It?"
Magic Is All Around
"Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen.”
Some days you just need to loosen up and play!!!
Life may be stressful, stagnant or exhausting.
But never forget that magic is all around you.
There are worlds inside of worlds
and all of it reflects aspects of our collected whole.
So there is never a need to remain bored
or stressed out.
This wonderful life is full of surprises.
Whether you travel inward or outward,
there will never be
an end to what you can
create, invent, experience
If you feel like you are in a rut,
it only takes a mere 15 minutes
of silence to reset your mind
and return to the present moment.
a whole new world is waiting
to be discovered.
“Second star to the right
and straight on ‘til morning.
~ Peter Pan
The Process Behind the PaintingFeeling a bit tight and heavy, I realized I needed to loosen up.
I had been taking life a bit too seriously,
so I knew I it was time to get in touch with my inner child.
I needed to play.
When I need to shift a mood I can usually count on music,
dancing or doing something creative, and sometimes I do all three.
Today, I decided to spend the day painting with no expectations.
After swishing some green and magenta paint onto the canvas
I chose some stencils and stamps to play with.
I stamped a key with wings and then I stenciled two butterflies onto the canvas.
I really liked the way the green and magenta looked like a garden at sunrise.
I stepped back and looked at the painting.
I thought it looked like a good place for fairies.
After looking at the canvas for a few minutes I thought I would
place a little girl peeping in on some fairies.
Then upon a second glance,
I noticed that a face was already on the canvas.
I showed it to my daughter and she said,
"wow...I see it and it looks like you painted it right in.
I think it wants to be in the painting."
So right then I knew I needed to fit her
right in the middle of the painting.
I chose to make her a fairy.
Once the fairy was anchored into the painting I was free to play.
As you can see, the bigger fairy is really small
yet there are even smaller fairies,
the size of tear drops.
I had so much fun just playing
and not taking things so seriously.
Of course if I was planning this painting
I would not have chosen to place the objects
in the same places,
especially the butterflies.
But I really like this painting
just the way it is
because it feels like a child's painting.
It felt non-sensical.
What I Learned
I realized then that this painting taught me
exactly what I wanted to accomplish
...to loosen up and just play!!!
Magic is everywhere you turn.
Sometimes life's journey takes us places
that we may never choose to go….
but in hindsight we see why the journey was necessary.
Sometimes just in the letting go…
we get exactly what we need.
I am grateful for this lesson today
...and it was fun!!!
I like fun lessons.
Now it is time to go turn on some music and dance
and hey, I may even sing along.
Have a great day...playing…
you never know where you will end up.
Stages of the Painting