Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

I love this time of year.  Everything is starting to grow again and it feels like a new start.

The landscapers weeded my front flower bed for me and, aside from the remnants of a little bit of moss, it looks pretty good.  Last year was only my first full year of garden there so it is still a work in progress.   However I do know what I did last year that I didn't like so now I'll try something else.  I love lots of colour and if anything,  I under plant the area because I know that some of these plants will spread out.  Nothing worse than putting in too much and it ending up looking like everything has gone to seed.

The weather here on the coast has been fabulous for the last few days.  Last weekend we broke local temperature records which was really nice.  Of course, it's going to be great weather until Saturday and then the cooler, rainy weather starts.  Rain on the weekend.....hmmm...not such a big surprise!

I've been doing a lot of surfing for art journal tricks and techniques and really like what I'm seeing.  However I need to stop surfing and start doing if I want to get anything done!  I really enjoyed being able to take and/ or make time to play in my journal when I was on vacation.  I need to make more time to play in my journal so I'm working at changing my mindset about it.  Previously, I played in my journal when my other work was done so it usually ended up taking a backseat to other tasks/ responsibilities.  I'm rethinking that practice now and I'm trying to take at least 10 minutes a day to play.  Not sure that's going to work out, but I'm giving it a try.

Work is crazy busy, but busy in a good way.  I have waaaaay too much to do but I'm enjoying what I'm doing and I'm feeling productive and valued so it's all good.

Must run - time to play!  Caio.