“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
― Oscar Wilde
It takes little effort to be creative, but I think that many people say, “I have no talent,” and rarely attempt to create art for the joy of the moment. They have not given themselves permission to loosen their inhibitions and play! Have you ever asked, “What am I going to do today?” while wishing some magic genie would pop out of a bottle and transform a boring day into a more-enriching one?
Sometimes it’s a fear of being critiqued. Sometimes it’s fear of failure; sure failure feels pretty horrible, but we learn what NOT to do again! Sometimes there’s not enough time in the day, but I say, “Basura! If you have time to watch a sitcom or read the newspaper, then you can make time to create something that enhances the quality of your day!’ If someone gives you a negative critique, tell them, “Lisa likes it!”
Adding just a touch of color can transform a boring corner of the garden. Go ahead – paint a little bitty something on a scrap of wood and attach it to an old broomstick and place it in your garden – or take an old broomstick and paint it many colors and use it to support a climbing plant.
I’m nudging you! Step into the picture; take a walk on the wild side, and you might find it wasn’t as scary as you thought!
With no power at Casa Loca and no way to access the photo files on the desktop, I have only one image (above) to share from this week. The blue-painted bench joins other rustic pieces of garden art from Playamart, and a few of those previous-used images join this one for today’s post. When the garden has few flowers, the colors jazz up the area.
When the rains stop, I’ll take some new photos of the gardens. The plants have grown in huge leaps in the past month. Ah, there truly is something magical about the land on the equator!
For a totally different timeout, check out a spectacular showcase of auroras from this past week: GEOMAGNETIC STORM AURORAS.
Our power was restored for a few hours, but during the last rain session, a transformer blew. I am again typing on battery power and will put this in queue to publish in the morning. I truly am feeling much better! Thanks, everyone, for your concerns and best wishes.