A second glance at spontaneity/ Reprise

watercolour 002I regret my enthusiasm posting last night included the wrong photo. Here is my framed  watercolour   of autumn and a winter scene.

Sometimes a creative urge gets side-tracked by water. It happens often with watercolours, as the use of water can impact unpredictably on the paper, sending pigment in unplanned corners. Not all results are acceptable. Not all would appreciate the outcome. But that is the pleasure of creative pursuits, they give the artist pleasure and hopefully others as well.

These little water scenes appeal to me. One reason is the mind set during its production. It was loose and free wielding. When I see them, those emotions come back to me. The colours appeal to me as well.

Parfois les meilleurs résultats viennent d’évènements imprévus. Que ça soit l’impact de l’eau dans une aquarelle qui se dirige vers un coin presque sans permission ou que l’eau soit trop abondante et les couleurs soient diffusées, il  y a des tableaux qui sont mieux réussis que prévus au départ.

Dans la vie la spontanéité peut aussi bien nous servir. C’est parfois plus facile de rester sur place, de toujours prendre le même chemin du travail, de se réfugier dans la routine, de ne jamais considerer les autres points de vue. Mais quand on s’étend vers la nouveauté, des options de dernière minute, on s’ouvre à des occasions de plaisir, de défi et de croissance.

Last minute invitations or changes in routine can nudge us out of our comfort zone. But how I enjoy the option of saying yes to the activities that arise at a moment’s notice. Sure, I enjoy those anticipated for months ahead. But consider if you will those first coloured heads piercing through the last of winter’s snows. Unexpected joy, beauty and fragility stay with you for at least a day. Surely we deprive ourselves if we do not seek those first spontaneous signs of spring!

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In reviewing this post the colour of the text appears to be modified and all is underlined. The computer is being spontaneous!
Pour nous à la retraite, le danger de s’isoler agrandi avec le temps. Rompe la routine, reprendre les traditions ou en refaire, tenter de tourner les choses à l’envers seront mes stratagies pour combattre le veillissement cognitif
Indeed beyond those crossword puzzles and rubic cube activites, I believe that changing up the day-to-day routine and allowing myself to question my assumptions will permit me to live a longer life respectful of others with cognitive decay delayed!

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One thought on “A second glance at spontaneity/ Reprise

  1. launchings5

    Reblogged this on launchings5 and commented:

    These musings from February 2014 were the most often viewed by you this year. Comme ceci a été le plus lu l’an dernier, je vous l’offre de nouveau.
    I come to New Years’ Eve ever more conscious of the need to side step cognitive decay through spontaneity and variety. Je viens de revoir mon type sur les échelles Myers Briggs et mon type adore le changement, la variété et les défis. No wonder my words ring true to me. Bonne Année. Happy New Year my virtual friends!

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