“Rest” Watercolor and pen on paper
As much as I dislike having flu I am still thankful for the time that I can rest and just be still.
I received a timely post about my exact feelings from Michele Theberge about Meander Time. According to her, meander time is that unstructured, unproductive, unhurried envelope in which there are no goals, no urgency towards completion, only a free and easy flow of listening to and following our quiet inclinations.
I do believe that as artists we should get as much meander time as possible. Julia Cameron calls it an artist date.
I find myself inspired and connected with my inner child whenever I set out for a walk with nature, reading art books, writing my devotions, reading or even sketching my life. This is a conscious effort that we need to make for ourselves every single moment. There is no need to feel guilty of being unproductive as I would always like to remind myself.
As Michele puts it, there’s a delicate balance we artists ride between doing and being. Too much “being” can be a disguised form of avoidance. Too much “doing” and our creative well dries up because it is never replenished.
Have a restful weekend everyone!
PS* “Rest” is a mail art to be sent to someone from Russia. :)