It was a little before 5am this morning when I woke up and poured a cup of coffee. Sat in my favorite spot on the couch, curled up under a blanket with my notebook and pen in hand. This is how I start my day, every day, for the past....20 + years. I can't even remember when I started this routine but its become so engrained in me. I write sometime for 10 minutes other times for an hour. I just write not needing to read it, more like scribbles but its just a way to empty all the ideas, thoughts, concerns, worries, praises, gratitudes,... you name it, I write it..... I can remember years ago reading Julia Cameron's book called "the Artist Way" and she calls this "Morning Pages". I see this as a way to connect with my Creator, with my father. I ask questions, I write down ideas. listen and then write what I hear in my thoughts, So here I am writing away when Dean wakes up, pours himself a cup of coffee and announces, "I'm leaving to go fishing in 20 minutes"...
What?" Fishing? I lifted my head, refocused and could see the dawn's early light peaking through the blinds as the sunshine streamed in the window.
Wait! Don't leave without me! I just couldn't pass up this beautiful September morning to spend two hours by the sea painting.
This is what fills me back up again. After a week of working on commissions, running around to meetings, framing artwork, connecting with clients... and just to add to the craziness.... a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Art Studio and Gallery! I'll share more about that in a later post.
A breath of fresh air, a brush in hand, and an incredibly beautiful scene brings life back to a weary soul.
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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