While the entire West coast is battling this horrible heat and even worse humidity, I’m more zapped of energy than usual. We live about ten miles off the Southern California coast, and while you’d think it would be cooler here, it isn’t. It’s actually hotter here than some places inland. I said some, other places are still miserably hotter. Here on the coast, we didn’t sign up for this. In fact we pay high prices (not willingly) to live here with the promise of ocean breezes and cooler weather. There isn’t any debating it, we’ve been ripped off! Big time. As the weather changes everywhere, our weather here in “Paradise ” is also changing. Paradise isn’t the same as when we moved here.
It isn’t my style to spend time complaining, and my point isn’t to rag on Mother Nature. What I’m trying to say is this….. in the heat and humidity my energy level changes. It also changes in the winter when it gets dark early and cold. I have a small window available to be creative on a large scale. Sometimes when an artist is tapped out, they do things like veg out, or do other kinds of art escapes on a much smaller scale. Don’t get me wrong, I do my fair share of vegging out while my mind is “thinking.” That’s called replenishing the well. In this case the well of creative energy. My creative energy goes way up when I get together with my art sisters, or look at ideas on YouTube or even Pintrist.
Last weekend it was both hot, and humid. My husband and I stayed inside to wait out the high temps, and sticky weather. But I can’t just look at the wall, or watch TV all day. Even journaling was difficult to do, so I decided to create in a different way, an even smaller way.
As I started to work, I slowly began to get lost in inspiration. Little by little small ideas came to mind, and I remembered a box of trinkets just waiting for something to call home. One thing led to another, and before I knew it I was starting another tag for my Tag Journal.
Since I published this by accident, after working for a couple hours cleaning my studio, I’m going to finish it up next week.
Thank you for visiting Stone Soup, see you soon…..
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