Have you read that amazing book 'Simple Abundance'?
It's all about gratitude and finding your 'authentic self'. Sounds strange , I know , but it works.
One of the things the author suggests is that we all take regular 'Creative Excursions'.
What could be nicer? A legitimate excuse to do something for yourself, be that taking time to make some art or go for a wander to somewhere inspiring. . . .
Once a week, that's what's prescribed and I highly recommend it. . .
The other day I decided to take my C.E. on the way to the supermarket, well it wasn't really on the way but who cares!
I went to a garden centre near here where they have a bird hide overlooking woodland, armed with the usual kit. . .camera , sketch book, flask of coffee ( and shopping list just in case I made it to Tesco).
Time whizzed past, lots of lovely birds to watch, including a Sparrow hawk which nearly flew into the hide. I don't know who was more suprised, him or me?!
Then just as I was about to leave , this sweet creature wandered in. . . .
A Muntjac deer, looking straight at me, then ignoring me and carrying on eating the goodies on the woodland floor. I could see her beautiful eyes and her shiny, wet nose. . . . yes, definitely better than a trip to Tesco.