I’ve been depressed. If you understand depression – that’s enough information.
If you don’t – a thousand words couldn’t explain it to you.
I’ve been getting up in the morning and doing the stuff that needed to be done. I’ve had good days and not so good days.
Unless you know me well, you might not have even noticed that something was wrong.
I’m doing better.
I think I’m feeling free of the “blues”.
Life has more color.
So we shall start the blog with today.
Some of the yesterdays may find there way here in stories. Maybe.
I’m just planning on living today.
A month or so ago, I bought a paper-making kit for my art classes. It turns out that it was more for me than for them. The paper-making classes turned out great, but the last few days have been even better.
I have become obsessed with making paper!
I’ve cleaned off my desk and shredded junk mail.
I cleaned out my studio and shredded scrap-booking paper and old artwork and leftovers from previous projects.
I’ve shredded all the scrap and left-behind artwork from school.
I’ve shredded old magazines and journals.
And I’ve been making paper. Lots and lots of paper.
And I’m starting to have some ideas for how to incorporate it into an art project.
I’d tired of using other people’s artwork for my mixed media and collage projects and this is the next step.
I’m getting braver and am using confetti and glitter and grass and whatever else I can find. Some of it works…some of it doesn’t.
I watched the starter video on how to make basic paper (so my class would think I knew what I was doing), but I haven’t done any other research. I’m enjoying the process as much as the product.
It’s great fun to see how it turns out!
I hope that you are doing some living today and not worrying about yesterday and tomorrow too much.
And I hope that, today, you make the time to spend at least a moment doing something that helps you smile. The joy is there. We just have to take the time to embrace it.
2 thoughts on “Live Today”
Kelly! Good for you. I’d love to learn to make paper and I believe I will too! Yes, depression. I know it well, a frequent visitor that often overstays its welcome but eventually leaves. I will be watching for your mixed media projects with enthusiasm! ~Kim
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