Good Day, God!
Sometimes I just read the first few pages of a book and go WOW! And that is exactly what happened this morning with Art Before Breakfast!
My takeaway? Even 5 minutes of doing ART pulls us our of our normal BUSY time and into that NON TIME that the Greeks called Kairos but I like to think of as Your Time, God.
Of course, the trick is to be MAKING something instead of making SOMETHING!
Over focusing on products and outcomes can interfere with the JOY and TIMELESSNESS of creating. Of course, as a lover of the Material World, I know that producting has its own joys.
Anyway, this book — which I bought to give away — has an inspiring idea or suggestion on every page. Every page! And, because Danny is using drawings to illustrate each idea — each idea is CLEAR and memorable! I find that in normal books there are too many ideas on a page and it is way too easy for me to loose the good ones in the constant flow of words.
Hmm. I am ONCE AGAIN aware that I much prefer the search for new — even better — ideas — to the rather tedious effort of USING the ideas I already have. So, I am going to STOP and DRAW.
FUN! And not just fun — it was ENERGIZING! I started with a starfish and then drew it again as I would make it into a piece of jewelry. And then BAM BAM — more ideas on what I want to do in my jewelry making class this week. Better yet, they are captured in a new small notebook.
Then I went and cleaned out another kitchen drawer! So many small and humble types of creativity! I’m thankful, God!