On the first day of sitting in My Field and drawing, I glanced down to see one lone morning glory amidst a rather invasive ground cover. Poised to bloom, it struck me that I am much like that morning glory. So much of life feels like the dark green invasive ground cover, ever marching on in its relentless to-dos. Busyness can feel like one is struggling to keep one’s head above the fray to breathe, to bloom, to be. I don’t want to merely survive…I want to bloom!
And it struck me too, that this doing of art, this pushing aside the to-do list of never ending laundry, meal prep, dishes, shuttling, planning, doing, this purposing to sit down and draw is MUCH like pushing aside the thick ground cover, stretching up and breathing, allowing the air to fill, expand, and grow one’s mind and heart in creativity. When I draw or paint, it feels like blooming.
I’m hoping you have a weekend of blooming through the ground cover!