Sunday, September 17, 2017

So do you ever wake up to this?

I went and had pizza....the numbing and comfort of food....which doesn't agree totally with my body. But I did it anyways....had a nights sleep with the new pup wanting to go out around 11:30  then at 2:30 up with someone shooting off fire works and the senior four legged climbing in bed with us....so not a good nights sleep so to say...

But besides that I do my morning pages in my journal and spill out on the page to the point of gratitude which leads to change of attitude.  I heard on the radio about the need for the trades to be vamped back up and how the colleges are struggling and the local colleges with the trades are doing seeing a flow of enrollment....and well I grow up with the men folk being in the trades and how the hands on kind of work was so important way back when and how it so needed now.

Sounds weird but hearing that gives hope to my heart....the human race is an amazing communal being and how we need to work with our hands in some way...from hugs to putting in a huge bolt in a building being built from iron....I believe there is this heavy blanket of odd feelings and fear and Illusion that is upon us that we are trapped...with no choice.  What a phrase to believe that way.   But maybe it has been only me that feels this way...I doubt it though.

The belief of living and having purpose is not solely about $...the "Man" so to say....The fulfillment of more then a sum is where I think we are all heading.   The beauty of life, people and nature with a job that can support the good basics and give you a deep sense of success because the ones that matter most to you are also making it and living with out so many struggles,  then only the falsehood of the Might $- successes of the world.

I don't plan to eat pizza every night....more so staying on a good whole food and living plan.  In the Artist Way...which I'm an addict of Julia Cameron's works...the one thing that sticks out the most is, Learning to be a full-time person in your own life...what does that amount to?  I'm figure it's different on so many levels for each of us. But I see it as something worth looking into for the future.

As I write this I hear my husband pounding on some metal out and I think the forge is going too, there in his creative space making a bracket to hold our new/old sink in place....repurposed the sewing machine table to a base and sink for the bathroom.

Before....


Almost ready for me to come in and add the final touches...few more weeks and we will have this done.   The youngest daughter share with her dad...your happier when you working on stuff like this dad...which not that the man of the house needs to work all the time and all hours of the week but when your working with your hands and you see the process change before your eyes...it's truly a blessing and gift on so many levels. 


6 comments:

  1. YES YES YES!!! Nobody seems to be making things any more. Nothing is REAL. It's all pixels and concepts and intangibles. I was at a wooden boat festival last week and it was great to see young and old making boats, fixing boats, learning about boats. In one section, kids and teens were given the supplies to make little boats that could be tied to a string and then taken out into the shallows and played with. Lots of hammering, adjusting, and thinking going on. Such intensity in the MAKING. It made me more optimistic about mankind. I really resonated with your post. Thank you. (And cool bathroom, by the way! Kudos to you and The Husband.)

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    1. And I'm going to get to put the print I purchased from you called Natural Cycle....Randy said cool, a dead bird...I said yes...the beauty in the decay...Love that I can hang others artwork soon that I so love.

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  2. So glad you still like that dead bird picture! And back at you: I have one of your collages on my fireplace mantel! Still loving it!

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    1. I had to look at image on fine art america...it's Toohee. love the story with it too...I might have to copy that and put in the back of the photo when I frame it so I remember.

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  3. Oh it looks fabulous. And it's so rewarding to reclaim old things.

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    1. Agree Uta, now we are on the hunt for a old cabinet for over the throne...LOL

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