Wednesday, July 29, 2009

THE GIFT OF SERENITY


Dear Friends,
I hope you all are enjoying your summer and are making time for your creative souls.
I have another month for my knee to be on the mend so I decided to shut the tv off yesterday and put on my lovely "fairy music" (spa channel on sirius radio) and went to my bookshelf to visit some old friends. My wonderful art books.
I looked at all of them, touched their bindings, and as I did I felt like I was almost back in time. I remembered where I bought each one or who gave them to me. It was really a wonderful and special feeling.
I picked out a paperback of AA Milne's (author of christopher robin and house at pooh corner) wonderful poetry about Christopher Robin with the lovely charming little inked illustrations of Shephard's. What an enchanting book! If I read it correctly, Christopher Robin was Milne's son. He wrote a little intro that was really cute and also added that Pooh had gone walking thru the book looking for his friend, Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages! How cute is that?!?
After my time with this book, I felt so peaceful and had such a nice feeling that I havent felt before. I took the time to do a beautiful thing for myself and this morning I woke up and drew all kinds of lovely little things in my sketchbook! I need to give myself a gift of serenity more often!
Do you guys give yourself gifts like this? I would love to hear!
Michelle :)

12 comments:

Priscilla said...

very pretty :)

clairedulalune said...

Michelle, I love going by in time through reading books! I just posted about buying the box set of the wind in the willows! I loved it when I was a child. But the real reason why i bought it were for the illustrations! I love them!

Snap said...

Lovely illustration. I do love my books and childrens books. I always check out the used book store for old kids books. Love the illustrations especially. Just touching some of my books takes me away (better than the old calgon bath commercials!).!!!

Michelle said...

Thank you, Priscilla!

Michelle said...

Claire, I saw your post, what an awesome find! You are going to have such a blast reading that!

Michelle

Michelle said...

Snap,

I love the illustrations, too. I have to admit, some of my books I havent even read because I'm so in love with the artwork!

Michelle :)

Daisy said...

Hi Michelle! Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience! I would love for you to finally heal that knee!:) Check out Louise L. Hay and her fabulous book You Can Heal Your Life. It definatly helped me! Luv and Light to you and your glorious faries!!!xoxoxoxo

pinkglitterfae said...

How wonderful! I love my children's books, but, alas, don't find much time to go through them.

This is a great idea, I think we should all set aside a few hours, to re-charge.

Michelle said...

Me, too, Daisy, thank you. I have seen her book and its on my "books to have " list!

Michelle said...

thank you, pink glitter fae! You should try and make time to look at your books, even if its just a couple of minutes. It's time well spent for your soul!

Michelle :)

Mo Manning said...

Michelle, I visited your blog after you visited mine! Your work is absolutely lovely! xoMo

Michelle said...

Thank you, Mo, coming from you that is wonderful compliment!

Michelle :)