Friday, January 25, 2008

Don't Think, Just Do It!

I did not want to do the collage exercise in week 3 of Walking In This World. I made up all sorts of excuses, but was spurred on to do it yesterday. Usually I host a small quilting group on Thursday afternoons, but this week no one came. Because of that I decided to make my Artist Date a trip to Staples, and pick up posterboard and spend an hour working on the collage. I forgot the poster board at Staples, but picked up a sheet at WalMart while I did the grocery shopping, then went home and got out my magazines and glue stick and I did it!

The issue I wanted to explore was balance because this was a topic that had come up in my bible study group this morning as we discussed Mary and Martha. I really feel a lack of balance in my life right now. I seem to go between doing too much to doing nothing at all and I would like to find a steadier balance.

Doing the collage was a lot of fun! To tell you the truth, if I have ever done one before it was so long ago that I can't remember anything about it. I was quite pleased when I was finished, and was even more pleased when my daughter admired it! She is a very artistic young lady, and I felt very good getting her stamp of approval.

Anyway, I did somelthing that I have to admit I was a little afraid of doing because I didn't think I would be any good at it. I had fun, and enjoyed the results. So, Yeah ME!!!!

1 comment:

Marianne said...

I like your collage about balance and recognize a lot in that. At times not having the right balance makes me feel I'm behind in things and having little grip. Sometimes I have to make myself aware of what is important in that balance and what is just the small stuff I shouldn't sweat. Thanks for the food for thought.