A few days ago I ordered myself a new watercolor journal (a Nujabi journal). A beautiful little thing with deckle edged paper in it–so fat with handmade paper that it can’t close properly:))))
I have checked my front door daily to see if the postman has left it there, knowing full well that it would have taken a small miracle AND a fairy to have it there so soon;))—but like a little kid looking to see if the seed he just planted has produced any tomatoes yet—I have looked anyway!
In my mind’s eye renderings of dogwood blossoms and Eddies are already spilling out across the page in a meandering fashion —with my black script running between-around-and through the watercolor drippings—soaking themselves into that oh so wonderful to touch paper surface
It has brought me happiness even in the anticipation!
This new little joy costs less than 50 cents a page. It will, no doubt, bring me much more in the filling of it, one page at a time with the moments I deem special….which leads me to my next thought of
and what we think of that and us and what is possible….
how that when we break it down, luxury can and should be viewed a bit differently—not necessarily parked in the Lamborghini or Chanel clothing or the French Riviera (a “lap of luxury” that seems highly unlikely for most of us;))—but hanging out in freshly laundered sheets on the bed, a scoop of gelato or a new watercolor journal:))
Today I did a simple luxury for myself that didn’t cost anything. Needing to work online but with an eye out on the beautiful day that was happening just outside my door—I grabbed an old quilt, my laptop, my iphone for playing spa music, a cold beverage and claimed the backyard under the trees as my “new office”:)))
Remember…. “luxuries” and childish anticipation lurk around every corner of our everyday lives.
“Our” trip to France is just a couple of weeks away. Watercolor postcards will be happening along with watercolor journaling and of course oil painting (proof positive that oil and water do mix;) My Amazon store has my picks for the watercolor stuff (click here) in case you decide you want to play along at home with your own watercolors and postcards/ journal:))
It’s high time to indulge yourself in the things that really bring you JOY!!
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Since you read to the end, you get a few more peeks inside my journal:))
It’s fun to wrap some words around your drawing;))
Loving the “ruffly” edges on the hand-made paper!
Remember, France is a little over two weeks away — start getting your stuff together :)!
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