Cape Cod Map - Handpainted by Laure Paillex ¬©2017 "Seas the Day"

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in the sea
   and one on the shore,
To one thing constant never;
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be ye blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny nonny!"
William Shakespeare

Summertime, and the living is... well, as busy as ever perhaps?  We all have so much to do and fewer resources to do it with these days.  There's always something we plan to do "as soon as" ... school's out... (insert event) is over... (insert chore) is done.  We never run out of excuses for postponing things that wil change our routines or stretch our abilities or imaginations.  So, here's a challenge:

     Determine to do one creative thing today that will interrupt those old "as soon as" excuses!

  • Take a walk - observe closely the details of common things: leaves, grasses, bugs, stones
  • Start a mini-journal to record your thoughts and observations
  • Go to a paint store and collect paint chips of your favorite colors
  • Make a little piece of art and leave it somewhere for a stranger to find
  • Count your blessings.  Illustrate your list.

Life is a gift, and time, like all our other resources, is a tool to be managed wisely and creatively.  Our days should include work and play, solitude and companionship, growth and rest - all lived from a thankful heart.  Explore the creative possibilities each day brings. Enjoy a sparkling, colorful summer season!

Thank you for spending time with us.  Please come back and visit often.  Our painting friends are always welcome!


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