“Slow down – let passion find you”, print available HERE.
When I want more passion in life, I know I´ll have to take the time to do things that are inviting for passion. And like a small child, passion will try to escape if I try to order it to play at a certain time and way. I may be looking for passion in life in general, in my worklife, in my friend-life or love-life. Passion needs to be courted, invited, tempted to come play. And one of the best ways I have found to invite passion is to slow down and let passion get a chance to find me….by doing something it can recognize, something simple that I love – perhaps going for a walk, bringing home spring branches to pop or taking a bath!
As part of inviting creative inspiration into my life, I make “Creative quickie” pages in a journal I keep just for that. The idea is to make something quick and fun, that doesn´t have to BE “anything”. I often end up loving these pages a lot, simply because no pressure were involved, only play!
The one above reads: “Slow down so that passion can join the train, and together you may go on a journey that will take you much further than if you travelled alone. Let passion join the journey!”
Yes, let´s allow passion to join the journey today by slowing down and doing one simple thing we love doing! I would love to know what your favourite slowing down activity is…..please!?
Lately I have been working on a new series of paintings I call “French inspiration” 5 pieces now, perhaps more coming. I truly enjoyed creating these, allowing myself to add all my “Oh, I love this pattern” and “Ah, this is so pretty” into them. Anything I wanted in the candy-store of colors and shape was invited. that romantic soul I also hold could have a free run.
Romantic like in going tango-dancing (something I love, love!)
Romantic like in insisting on lighting candles and drinking slow latte on a sunday morning, even though a ton of tasks are waiting to be done.
Or like in seing each others in the eyes, through all the layers of life…
Romantic like taking a looong bath. Did I tell you of my bath-addiction? It is BIG. So big that here´s what I did all those years without one: I bought the biggest childrens bath on the market, placed it in our shower and squeezed myself into it, complete with bath salt, candles and all. Not the real thing, but it still worked. Favourite place for getting creative ideas.
Romantic like lace and old bird-cages. They look so pretty, don´t they? Only, I don´t like birds in cages. I want birds to be able to fly free!
Who knows, perhaps theese birds love their cage as a safe home to sleep in at night. They surely are free to fly. And sing. And dream….
Some of these paintings will soon be available as posters in my shop. And btw: I ship EVERYWHERE for very low extra cost! Also, feel free to connect with me on Facebook, where I share inspiration and news of all kind….