Life’s Canvas

This quote reminded me of a piece I had read in ‘Simple Abundance’.  Each time I read a piece from this book it reminds me of my true bliss and where I will find it, me. I have written about this book here and another post which is still in draft.

‘A Fresh Canvas Every Twenty-Four Hours’

Each day prepare to experience contentment:

Quiet your minds,P1020105
take time to dream,
express yourself,
prepare your treasure map for life,
be aware of whatever brings you joy,
mindfulness.

“today don’t rush through your inner preparations as you get ready to set down a piece of your soul on life’s canvas” Sarah Ban Breathnach

So today and everyday take time to find your joy.

Melanie M

A List

Things I like Love

  • hearts
  • art
  • chocolate
  • teaching
  • learning
  • dogs
  • cats
  • my boyfriend
  • my children
  • my granddaughter
  • my family
  • paint
  • paper
  • pens
  • sleeping
  • smiles
  • laughter
  • flowers
  • friends
  • sunsets
  • sunrise
  • the moon
  • stars
  • life

I changed the list to things I love rather than like because the list would have gone on forever. I like lots of stuff.

Something I noticed – art is in the word heart. I love both xx

Still undecided about my title and tagline. I am pondering it!

Melanie M

This is me

I blog because I believe everyone has a story to share. It has become a way to help me share my new found love for mixed media art. I am hoping it will connect me to a tribe of like minded individuals. I love feeling connected. I 2014-01-19 14.16.59 HDRlove sharing. I love connecting. I love laughing. Basically I am a crazy connected happy individual who wants to find her tribe.

I will blog about my journey into mixed media art, the good, the bad and the ugly.  It all brings me joy, possibilities, impossibilities.

I will share my renovation stories the mess, the frustrations and the finales. I hate sanding, I love painting. I love my nest.

I will share my musings on life’s beautiful, messy and complicated stuff. The good, the bad and the ugly.

In 12 months time I hope to have found my tribe and we all give each other simple abundance. I love that word, break it up and you have A-bun-dance. Who doesn’t like to dance! I love to dance except my broken knees tell me otherwise.

Anyway, here’s to blogging, dancing and growing my tribe.

Melanie M

My Happy

In my time of stress, mess or confusion I need something to distract me from dwelling on the situation.  Recently, when life was throwing a curveball,  I entered my creative space and immediately felt  a sense of dread as the need to create wasn’t there. Yet I still entered and sat at my workspace. Before I knew it I had paint on my hands and was fixing a broken part of my latest piece. Time slipped by, my sensitive soul had forgiven.

2015-07-29 07.29.45Before I drifted off to sleep for the night I read my book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
I fortuitously read a chapter on happiness. Within the pages I learnt ‘External forces and things do not bring us happiness it is us that  create our own authentic happiness.’ I realised in that moment that although others can scar our soul it is me and only me who makes me truly, peacefully happy.

Hello me, Hello happiness, Hello soul!

Melanie M