I have not been seeing things correctly lately. I am beating myself up about not doing enough creative work. But, I have been producing. Maybe not in volume. But, I have done some things.
I potted up two sago palms and filled top of pots with marble rock. They now enhance the front entrance to our home.
I cooked a recipe of Oriental Chicken I have had for years. I thought it turned out great. It tasted like I thought it would taste and I liked it.
I crocheted a stack of dish washing rags and dish drying rags for my daughter. I am working on some for my own use.
I have posted on Raining Orchids each week and included a photograph of my own production. Each photo I have used is one I have taken with my phone and edited with the simple program included in the camera application.
I continue to challenge myself to being as honest as I can when writing for Raining Orchids.
I continue to challenge myself to do what I need to do to be better at everything I do.
I smeared paint on paper and found some satisfaction in the exercise as well as the results. Yes, I actually painted, again, finally. I set up a TV tray on the porch and brought my paint box out. An hour or so later, I put everything away. But, I had four pieces done. Two of them were more pleasing. All were learning exercises.
As a result of the production, I bought some more paper and a few canvas boards. I found it acceptable to use the temporary work station after all. I had been resisting that idea. A quote from a book states something about it not being the workplace, but the desire to work that matters.
The upcoming days include plans for a trip with him. We will be seeing dear friends. My girls are scheduled to come see us when we return home. I will have a couple of days off to putter around the house and garden. I will have opportunity to cook and bake for my family.
Simple. Beautiful. Raining Orchids.