Living Lightly is changing my world. Beautifully. Radically. Gently. Lovingly. Though I am discovering ever more Luxurious Simplicity, changes have been manifesting quickly. Snowballing. There is such momentum. Endless moments of kismet. Sparkling serendipity.
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These opportunities, however beautiful, never travel alone. Their cheeky pals change and challenge are always along for the ride. An exhausting, vivacious and frustrating duo, these two are wise (despite outward appearance). They are here to teach me lessons. And if I don’t learn the lesson the first time, they go home, have a snack and a snooze, then return, more full of energy than before.
I am learning to be Mindful.
In an attempt to reconcile the lessons learned, I have been writing. Journalling. Emailing luminous Loves. And the flow of words allows me to connect-the-dots, pieces ideas, feelings and experiences into understanding. But I am visual thinker, a designer. So to anchor these lessons I need to see them. Touch them. Drink them in. I need tangibility.
I want to sink my fingers into Colour. Sparkle. So my idea is this. I am going to paint. Yes. With my hands. Paint. Brushes. Something I have not done since I was little. Even though I am a beauty obsessed designer, a creative Luminary and a crafty minx, I have always been a little scared of Fine Arts. As a communication designer, I have always felt a little bit like a fraud, because ‘I am not an artist. I’m not great at drawing and painting’.
Talking with my Luminous Loves recently, I have heard similar qualms. ‘I am not creative’. ‘I am not an artist’. And this is from Loves I consider to be incredibly creative. Problem Solvers. Healers. Nurturers. Intellectuals. Adventurers. Entrepreneurs. Each CREATING beauty everyday. ARTFULLY igniting change in their uniquely beautiful way. Yet because we have not explored applying paint to canvas or pencil to paper, we dismiss own own creativity and artistry.
I am so excited to push my boundaries. To try something new. To create something beautiful. It will be scrappy. Messy. Electric-hued. To embrace my inner artist. With an abundance of glitter, which is my idea of Luxurious Simplicity.
I will share little paintings here.
Capturing my Living Lightly lessons. Things I have learned, am learning, or re-learning. And in this way I will anchor the message within myself. Living. Learning. Lightly.
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How do you learn your Live Lightly lessons? Are you an artist? A creative Luminary? Do you love to paint? Or draw? Or pastel? Or create sculpture out of crystals and glitter (ooooh what a fabulous idea)? Will you be my Accomplice in Delight? Let’s create a beautiful something. Together.