I’ve decided to take baby steps to get myself back to my blog- not that “back to” means I was ever posting on a regular schedule, anyway. It was always the goal, though. I started this blog for my own benefit to catalog my art projects, which I can’t seem to find the time to do, (the cataloguing or the art). When I began blogging a few years ago, I could maybe eek out a blog post every month or two, and supply a weekly Fabulous Friday photo or a Home on Tuesday post. But life’s little details keep getting in my way, and I can’t find the time for even those small posts anymore. I’m tired of that route.
So, my first step in this “back to” journey is a new feature called Simply Sunday. This feature may possibly inspire you, but its main purpose is to make me slow down and appreciate and acknowledge one simple, joyful thing. I do practice this on a daily basis, but then I’ll have a flat tire in rush hour in 90+ degree heat, or different car trouble the next day, or find out the little pests on our ceiling have been id’d as carpenter ants, or find out that the repairman can still not fix my oven after a month without one. (Yep, that’s just one week). Even though I try to squelch it, the negativity and inner complaints just simmer, and then surface to boiling by week's end. Not good. Not healthy.
For Simply Sunday, I will not limit myself to finding this "thing" on Sunday (too much pressure), but I will simply (pun intended) post it on Sunday. Hopefully, every Sunday. I envision this to be a single photo or two of a moment during the past week that brought me joy, and after today, I’ll post it without much explanation. It may be a moment with my kids, a precious moment stolen to immerse myself in one of my hobbies, or a photo from this beautiful place I get to call home.
Here is my first Simple Sunday post. Mosaic is my first love, but time constraints have prevented me from creating any this year, so I have been experimenting with watercolors for the first time. The first photo is of a bayou near me and the second photo is my attempt at depicting the scene in watercolor. Technically, and in terms of skill, I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing. But mentally, this is my masterpiece. And it is simply saving my sanity.