Happy Monday everyone!
Sometimes changing one small thing from your daily routine can make your whole day feel new and inspiring.
So when I got up to my office this early morning I decided to start my day in a different way.
Instead of getting right to work by turning on my computer like I always do... I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and
did a quick sketch of my favorite thing in the world...
My pug ~ Archie!
Obviously as you can see from his pose, he was not quite ready to wake up this morning!
I took advantage of this quiet moment of him curled up in his favorite chair waiting for the sun to rise. :)
I used a pen instead of a pencil so that this exercise would be fun, freeing and fast as I could not erase my lines.
When having FUN is your intent there is no room to be fussy! :)
I find that the option to erase will actually make your drawing less appealing to you afterwards as you're exhausted from trying to be perfect!
I gave myself 15 minutes to sketch him and 20 minutes to color him in using photoshop elements.
This is my final piece that brought a huge smile to my face when I was done.
Whenever I finish creating something, whether it is a drawing, painting or fiber creation, I always take a moment to appreciate it and the inspiration and energy it took to make it. :)
It is like it just appears and I say... where did that come from?
Whose hands made this? :)
That is the magic of the life-force that we all have, focus and share everyday.
Thank you all for always sharing yours with me.
You inspire me everyday to jump out of bed with a smile.
R-Chee & I are so lucky to have friends like you.
I have created this new pug drawing as both note cards and address labels for you to enjoy on my website pugnotes.com
What other FUN things shall we do together at your house today?
Will we cook your favorite recipe or maybe clean out a junk drawer and find an old treasure we thought we misplaced?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to come and play with you!
Melissa & R-Chee