A sleepy February afternoon. I shall try not to let it slip mindlessly away. Though I don’t have anything particular on my agenda, I can always put in some efforts on tidying, sowing some pepper, eggplant and tomato seeds. February being a short month March can be here in a whisper. I don’t want to be caught saying, Oh, why didn’t I do this or that? I’ve been watching Serina and Ian of You Can’t Eat the Grass on Youtube again. They are a young couple trying to make a go of farming. They share everything – their dreams, hard work, how much money they are making or not making. They’re very inspiring. So when I feel discouraged about anything in life, I think of them. So I will get some seeds potted up today.
I had a dream last night. It was about work. I’ve been retired 9 years now. The dreams that I remember on waking up are work related. Like most dreams, they don’t make sense. Why would there be a rack of bras on a hospital ward? But there was one and I took a pair of scissors and tampered with one. It was a no-no so I was trying to hide and get rid of the scissors. I hid it under my clothes and was trying to get out of the hospital to dump it. And here’s a funny recurring thing in all my hospital dreams. The staircase and the way out are all the same in all my dreams. They are long and confusing and I can never get back to the ward by the same route.
I’m looking towards making changes for success so I’ve trotted downstairs and prepped some soil for potting up some seeds. I’ve found the pepper, eggplant and tomato seeds. It took some digging around to find them. That’s what happens when you are a clutterbug and let things fall where you drop. I am changing my ways. I am taking time to find homes for everything. To keep on track and on top of things for my drawing class, I’ve gathered my reference photos for my homework. This hoody selfie will be used in the gridwork exercise. First I will have to make a grid on tracing paper and put it over the photograph. Next, I will have to make a distortion grid to make my drawing. Sounds hard and complicated, doesn’t it?
Our drawing instructor is away for 2 weeks. We do have enough homework to keep us busy. Since I have been talking about my time in Ghana, I thought I would do a series of drawings/paintings from photographs of that time. Here are some of my reference photos.
I think this is enough for today. I’ve already written a post today but when words and thoughts flow, they are a gift not to be wasted.
4 thoughts on “CHANGING FOR SUCCESS”
Love the Ghana pictures. It’s nice that you have Serina and Ian to motivate you.
Thank you, Victoria.
When I was a young mom, I’d sometimes have a college dream – a building rather like my 100+ year old dorm, but with strange hidden passages and attic rooms ….
Don’t you love this season? I got some sweet pea seeds recept (most of my seeds are in storage, as the house was planned to be finished in December 😆 😄 ) and I’ve been thinking of planting them in pots ….
Have you discovered Cass from Clutterbug?? She has some great tips on organizing according to your ‘bug’ style (I’m a mix that includes butterfly 🦋!)
Thanks for suggesting Cass. I shall check her out. In all honesty, I think I have to figure out my own way. I’ve tried many suggestions. We’re heading into warm temperatures again. It feels like it should be March or April already. Maybe it will get me going. Have a good weekend.