Creativity has a such a beautiful way of unlocking our spirit.
It awakens something nestled deep within us.. and stretches its wings out to fly.
This past weekend I was given a lovely gift : the opportunity to just create freely.
Ben watched the kids, and dropped me off at an 'artist retreat centre'.
|Paintings by Anne Renouf|
Ok, it's actually the gorgeous 'off-the-grid' home of my artist friend Anne Renouf who I introduced you too over a year/half ago!
I was delighted to be invited by her to join their ladies afternoon of:
real heART therapy.
The hours passed slow and peacefully.
Five small canvases filled easily and freely.
I haven't painted like this in what feels like forever.
As a mama who's used to 'alone' time being a fast shower... you can imagine how rare this treat was to have hours lost in a playful palette.
On the drive home I felt so calm and relaxed,
"it feels like I've just had a massage" I told Ben.
"No wonder, it's probably the first time you've ever stopped moving..!" he replied (referring to the constant 'go' mode of motherhood).
All that to say, I love painting.
I'm thankful for this chance to create.
Thankful to Annie and her friends for sharing this space/place with me.
Thankful to my guy for encouraging me to go, as he stayed with the kids.
A little paint can go a long way to brighten my day.
colour me blessed,