Getting outside this week was so needed. The days go by and it feels little very little changes from day to day, Mother Nature is still working! the weather might be a little cold but the flowers and beginning to bloom. Here are my Daffodils and Forsythia reminding me that life is still going on.
Photography in Amalfi Coast outside of the Grotta dello Smeraldo
Alone and forgotten. For how long, I do not know. The crystal blue waters beating against my sides before continuing on to crash against the rocky mountain.
Where did everyone go?
Have I truly been abandoned?
For many years, the waters around me were bustling with fishermen, sailors, and tourists. My livelihood was taking daily rides into the Emerald Cave. The dark, damp cave holds awe and wonders for all. The echos of excitement on seeing the green light inside the cave are now a distant memory. An eery quiet blankets me and the ocean.
My days are passing with riding out the waves that come my way. The world has fallen silent. Will eager faces of tourists ride my boat again?
Is this the new normal?
So I wait, side by side with my rocky mountain and waves jostling me. When my people are ready to come back to me. I will be here, a quiet sentinel watching over my cave.
“Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” ~ Bob Proctor
This is a new week and with this comes different experiences, challenges, choices. Sometimes we get stuck, we can’t move forward.
POWER OF THOUGHTS
What holds us back from doing what we really want to do? For me, it’s my thoughts, they control a lot of my day. Why is it so easy to let the negative thoughts take center stage.
Everyday, I have to work towards turning those negative thoughts away. That is why I felt this quote from Bob Proctor is a great motivational quote. It’s a reminder to us that our thoughts can become things. So why not focus on the positive thoughts that go through our heads and let them play out.
NEGATIVITY GETS IN THE WAY OF MY PAINTBRUSH!
This is watercolor picture, I was very negative on painting it. I love to do realist art. So when I decided to take a Skillshare class on fantasy birds, I knew this was going to be a challenge for me. I was very negative about taking this Hummingbird and moving past the realism to a more fanciful look.
Some of my reasoning was:
It will look stupid.
Will it look like fantasy or just trying too hard?
I gave it go because I really wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. What I discovered durning this watercolor?
I had fun! I enjoyed taking my wild imagination and using it to create this Hummingbird. That it was ok to loosen up!!
So as you go into this week, I hope this quote is a gentle reminder that our thoughts are powerful.