Saturday, May 19, 2012
Savouring my Saturday
This week I have been grateful for...
1. A wonderful joint birthday dinner with my bff. Lovely food, amazing cocktails (champagne, brandy, honey and lime: swoon!), beautifully chosen presents and, as always, real conversation. Love!
2. This fantastic article by Kate Swoboda. I was lucky enough to win a copy of her extraordinary Courageous Living Guide and it is seriously fantastic. Kate’s work is well worth a look. Gawd, I wish I had come across it twenty years ago.
3. The life guard at the swimming pool smiling and saying, with all sincerity, “I don’t THINK so!” when I put the cramp in my foot down to "getting old". There was something so sweet and fresh and quintessentially Australian about her response... and it made my day.
4. Snowflake obsidian.
5. This lovely piece on the world’s only handwritten newspaper. A little floral and perhaps overstated and definitely repetitive (as these are prone to be) but a fitting tribute to something very special.
6. Aha moments...
7. ... and the energy that follows them. Breathing deeply, allowing my shoulders to come down, diving in and clearing up. Tying up loose ends. Fixing things. Throwing things away. Making space.
8. Pre-ordering The Gift of This Moment, a collaboration between Liz Lamoreux and Jen Lee . Seriously, how fantastic does this look? It is going to be my birthday present to myself this year.
9. Spending time with my parents before they head off overseas for two months. In this time, making space for the sadness I feel that I may not see my grandfather again, as he is 93 and his health is declining and because he lives on the other side of the world.
10. Austin Kleon’s brilliant Steal Like an Artist. This book is like a dear friend and trusted mentor has put his hands on my shoulders and given them a loving shake and said, “Come on! Are you kidding me? You are an artist! Just do your thing already!”. Compulsory reading, for artists or otherwise.
Be sure to savour more moments of gorgeous gratitude with mellifluous Maxabella today.