I’ve been thinking along these lines lately but just never found the right words…until last night. In the wee, wee hours when sleep was eluding me, I found myself caught up in thought about something I read (on a t-shirt, no less) that really stuck in my brain…
“Live Simply so that others may simply live.”
I’ve read it before but this time it really struck a chord with me, as though it was speaking directly to me. I couldn’t sleep for the words just running through my head over and over. So, what do you do when you’re unable to sleep and have an idea, a thought roaming around in your head?
Well, if you’re me and in the process of becoming an art journal person (as an every day part of life), you get your stuff and do a journal page or spread about it and how it makes you feel or think or want to change.
I think that reading that t-shirt must have made me realize, quite subconsciously at first, how I’ve become something I never wanted to be…a shopper. By that I mean, someone who shops just for the sake of shopping…out of boredom or trying to fill a void or some other idiotic reason.
We don’t have the money for me to be doing this kind of thing, for sure, and it’s not like I’m buying useless chachkies or high fashion or anything like that…I buy books or art supplies. Those are my drugs, I guess you could say.
As they say, the first step in conquering a problem is to admit that you HAVE a problem. Now, to take steps to rectify it, huh?
Art as therapy…yep, it’s at work again.
Peace & Love,
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