September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
My dear friend Eliyana posted a photograph of a ballet dance holding an umbrella with this title: There is Beauty in Waiting.
I couldn’t agree with her more and this is my response:
So true, I’ve had this thought going for several months now of ‘waiting for the beautiful.’ In other words, not settling for something less than something beautiful. Who wants their life and love to be ugly or distasteful? No one that I know of, so why do so many people settle? I have no idea, but I know I’m waiting for the beautiful and that is beautiful. I was listening to Something Beautiful by Need to Breathe and finally one of the lyrics caught my ear: “In a daydream I wouldn’t live like this/ I would’ve stopped until I found something beautiful.” I thought, if it’s a daydream and you’re waiting, what about your real life, that you move and interact in! What then? That’s even more important than the daydream. I want to be surrounded by the beautiful and live beautifully.
January 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’m going to start a little series of posts (occasionally interrupted by a regular post.) These posts will be following a theme of having a drawing accompany a sentence or short paragraph. All of the art and writing will be original unless otherwise cited. Also, there may also be music added. I hope you enjoy them.
Update: These little sentences are thoughts that I’ve had and written down through out the days. I like to keep track of them because when I look back they seem rather abstract but have a concrete reason behind them and make perfect sense in the context they were thought of in.
December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Now that finals are over I can think freely again! Thoughts have been cooped up in my mind and now are ready to take flight. I’m at a rather crowded coffee shoppe, which as you may know is one of my favourite places to be. (While I’ve been sitting here writing this, the lights temporarily went out and not that they’re back, time for my cup of coffee!)
I just completed my first figure drawing class and the ideas along with other challenges have helped my growth as an artist. It was my most enjoyed semester thus far. One of the reasons I am so glad about the ending of this semester is the freedom to make the art I choose to make for myself alone and not an assignment. As you can see, I’ve already gotten started:
What is love? That’s a question I was asking myself about this time last week. The Scriptures have an excellent definition of love. Paul (he wrote Corinthians, where it talks about this list) says that love is patient, kind, it doesn’t stop and it doesn’t count up all the wrongs done. Solomon, who had about 1,000 wives and concubines, said love covers a multitude of wrongs. Little did I know Shira was thinking about the same thing and wrote about it on The Fourth Journal.
That is all for now my friends, here at least. I have a few thoughts for the other blog.
September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
I have been watching the movie Julia and Julie with Meryl Streep. A modern New York working wife decides to cook through Julia Child‘s cookbook in a year and blog about it. I would like to do something similar, but the only thing I can think of is do a drawing a day. I was thinking just today that I should start building a portfolio, what at way with a drawing a day…quantity, but quality? Doubtful. Still, that would be a good exercise. I do not think cooking is something I want to endeavour into everyday for a year, phew that sounds like way more cooking that I am ready for.
On the other hand I could do projects. I have some fabric waiting to be turned into skirts. The only thing is I need deadlines. I am such a procrastinator. Hmm, I am getting ideas now. We shall see. :]
August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is not my first time on WordPress. I co-author another blog with a friend of mine. She decided to start her own blog several months ago and I knew I wanted to start my own as well. The only problem was I didn’t have a name. I was searching some words in a thesaurus earlier this week and found a phrase that jumped out at me and turned into Binding the Main.
I have a lot of things to say and this is my place to say them. I hope you can relate to them and grow with me as I write from my experiences and perspective. There are many inspiring exciting things in my mind and I cannot wait to blog them, but I cannot do it all at once. Greetings are enough for this part of the day. Sometimes I get blog happy and post four things in one day, so bear with me. I communicate multitudes better through written word rather than spoken. I think it’s something about being able to hit the backspace key if I say something wrong.
The other blog –>http://thefourthjournal.wordpress.com/
Shira’s Blog –>http://overwhelmed-by-grace.blogspot.com/