I had an interesting morning. (Which is why your MORNING cup of color has become your AFTERNOON cup of color.)
I usually wake up and write morning pages. Well, today I woke up to bright sunshine (thank you to Alex the Wonder Cat for letting me wake after the sun!) and SNOW! Beautiful snow outside the window adorning the fire escape and perching treacherously along the cable TV lines that hang about the Brooklyn brownstone backyards like jewelry. I jumped up, fed Alex, grabbed my camera and switched to my 70-200mm zoom lens and away to the window I went. There was a beautiful reflection and the tree limbs and snow glowed bright gold.
After snapping a few shots I went about my ritual of morning pages, but had decided yesterday to mix it up a little today. I’d not only write, but I’d draw! I’d combine my morning pages with the tools for right brain serenity I’m learning from the Meet Your Artist Within program I’m doing over at Creatively Fit. So I started my first drawing activity…I’ll spare you the results….Let’s just say I’m NOT really skilled in drawing. But it’s OK, because that’s not the point. The point is it’s fun and it’s connecting me to my creative source and I got a message from it. Check out the course and you’ll see for yourself! After drawing, I easily streamed out a few pages of written word, but something told me I wasn’t done. So I scribbled. You know…doodled! This is where my doodles took me.
To circle land! AAAAHHH!
When I finished I wanted MORE camera. So I went back to the window and kept shooting. Miraculously my morning shoot was all about shapes and I found lots of circles in the view from my window that I have NEVER noticed before!
My right-brain opened up and showed me the way today! It was a GREAT way to start my day.
Here are some of my “Shape Up” shots.
and more circles!
And then, there were lines.
And some fun tree COLOR!
And THAT was my circular, linear, colorful morning…finally out to YOU in the afternoon. Hey, creativity has its own schedule some days. I’m learning to go with it.
Thanks for letting me share my own COLOR with you today through melissaAnne COLORS Photography. Have a great weekend! Find some color this weekend and I’ll see you Monday morning for more fun!