making time

√ClothBirds(cloth birds from Angela)

*MakinTime

making time:

thinking I was embarking on an e.course in 'making'-time, 
I had misconstrued the situation; it was in fact
 a 31-day challenge to make more time for the things you love
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it’s been perfect: today’s 13th day challenge, to eat lunch outside (13mns)
ate a custard tart in the rain in my garden
a chance to taste and see things differently – delicious

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appreciating & acknowledging the gifts that surround us
from friends, from nature, from all around us…

EACH DAY I MAKE A NOTE OF GIFTS – A BIRD’S SONG, A CHILD’S SMILE, A PHONE CALL FROM A FRIEND

AND RECENTLY, AS I SIFT THE POSSESSIONS I HAVE I REMEMBER
SOME of the people who have inspired in me a deeper appreciation of things,
the Cakoni family, from Albania (below)
part of a New Internationalist project where families from all over the world took outside
all their possessions with which they were then photographed. It’s striking to see how joyful
some people appear when they have so little, though nonethless appreciate hugely what they do have

ALbanian Family

I AM HONOURING & PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THE THINGS MY FRIENDS HAVE GIVEN ME

PLACING ONE OBJECT AT A TIME IN THE CORNER OF THE STUDIO TO BE APPRECIATED EACH TIME I PASS

how fortunate to have such thoughtful and generous friends

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a painted thangka from Jenny

*JenPntng

a frog lands on a painted stone, the original painted by Jenny

FrogOnPntdStone

a handmade wooden book from David

*DC'sBookCoverOpen DC'sBookInside

a photograph from Steve of The Buddha at The Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore

√Steve'sBuddha St'sBuddhaHead

…and some recent drawings, part of my year long aspiration to draw more

Flwr(June)Droodle    *July Pencil Drawing

repainted stone guardians in my garden

PaintedStonesFrPhoto

think that’s all for now, off soon for a visit to Canterbury . . . . .

CIAO, A DOPPO!

2 Comments

  1. Mog Fry said:

    “The Buddha at The Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore” photograph reminds me of a very lovely friend of mine. He is just like this. Beautiful and Serene x o x

    February 29, 2016
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  2. Steve said:

    Lovely, Lills. Such an effort to be conscious of what I have! Stuff everywhere and most of it unnoticed most of the time. Touched to see the pic of the Budd..
    Enjoy the trip.

    August 14, 2015
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