Saturday, August 1, 2009

So much to create in a little space.

There are a lot of things I wish I could make in one day. But if my head is flexed down for just an hour painting, then it is far too long for my little neck muscles to take. 
I want to create something original and unique. Though with my watercolor, I feel like I do. Sometimes I think my mind is holding back on me, or that I haven't been inspired enough to paint. But I find that if I just begin to mix colors, and paint my favorite subjects...birds, then I find myself satisfied with what I have created. I want to add more creative ideas to my list; a different way to make cards, sewing little details on my clothing, or actually painting a whole picture, and not just individual objects. I have these on my mind all of the time, but I haven't yet tackled them.
Living in a small area kind of takes away that feeling of being free and completely comfortable. I wish Matt and I had our own home, so we could feel free to spread out all of our things exactly where we want them, but that isn't the case right now. I feel like I should be more thankful for the space we've been given. But it has been a huge alteration for me, and it will take some getting used to for a couple of months before we have our own space. Even then, will it be comfortable?
I've been telling myself to be more satisfied with the different place I have moved. 
I may not have complete comfort for a short period of time, and even long term, being away from my family and friends, and the environment I'm used to. But at least I am with my husband and we are beginning our life together. I knew it wouldn't be easy, and that marriage isn't a complete fairy tale, but I wouldn't want it to be. Because Matt and I have experienced trials as we grew within our relationship over the past couple of years, and that includes being away from one another for a year, it added more meaning, it made us so much stronger, and it focused us to rely more on Christ.
Jesus is so important in our lives...He is absolutely Beautiful.

Love and Peace.
L. Douglas
p.s. I hope you don't mind that I plan on writing more than showing pictures. :)

1 comment:

miss indie said...

well hello Mrs. Douglas :]
I haven't talked to you in forever!

I made my banner/header on www.bannersketch.com
You can upload any picture as your background and then they have a bunch of different fonts to play around with.
and it's all free, which is nice too.

then you just go to your Blogger Dashboard, click on Layout, click Edit Header, and upload your custom Header.

Let me know if any of that made sense ;]
[and sorry for writing a novel of a comment]
xo.
mandy