It should be left the way it is now; see hope is so abstract anyway… You’re hoping for something in that empty frame!
Said a certain visiting artist in my dining area. Perhaps he’s right. The way it is, I can see light, I can see movement, I can see growth, I can see change. And through it, I can see what I want to see.
One of my many vices include the superfluous accumulation of nail polishes. Online shopping dictated my fate of owning multiple polishes of similar shades. (Plus I’ve been told by my hair stylist that I can be a little colour tone-blind at times…)
So when I saw this little gem on Pinterest I was immediately inspired:
I had such fun putting little hats on my lacquers last year…
Yet somehow I’ve accumulated more since then…
Need more fingers and toes now please.
I’d like to believe that creativity is a muscle – the more you use it the stronger it gets.
I may be weak, I may be limited, but I’ll work on it till I fulfill my potential damn it!
Drew on the squiggles on white nails with markers. My left hand is severely underused and the lines are very smudged; but I love the colours and they makes me happy! : )
20140419 The nails chipped and I had some time to spare. Round two:
I love my job. It gives me such great pleasure that I wish I had more hours in the day to do work!
One of the inspirational power words I stuck on my wall included “create“. Well, this week, I created literally the largest object in my life – I made a tree!
The joy that came from creating was so uplifting. It reaffirmed my choice of career from a very different perspective – not that I needed convincing. To get out of the drag of mundane routines and produce something I am proud of, it was time well spent.
Sure, strictly speaking, this wasn’t for the children. It’s for my own aesthetic pleasure as well as to encourage more input from the parents. The original family tree we had on the wall was… Well, let’s just say not very inviting. Only half the class brought in family photos to display. If I were more creative, I’d try to involve the children in this project… But every other wall is covered (not by my choice) with children’s artwork already, maybe I can just have this one?