Friday, April 8, 2016

there's a time for everything

hello everyone!
I feel like I've been away from here
for at least 3 months.
(It hasn't been that long, right?) 
Only a bit of art to share 
but I want to share a few other things with you.
During the day, I am now sitting in a gray cubicle
working from 7:30am to 3:30pm
so I have little time left for art.
I've yet to take Stéphanie's great advice
of doing quick little sketches
during the course of a day - 
but I plan on bringing my sketchbook next week.
It took me an entire month
to get myself settled into what will be
my new place for the next few months.
Next Monday, I begin my 5th week there.
So far, I haven't gone insane.

There are so many little things we can do
in the course of a day
to make life smoother.
I go out for some fresh air
as often as I can.
I avoid the lunchroom and instead,
bring a good book
and escape to a different world during lunchtime.
I'm still doing yoga
and it's still taking me to places within myself
I had forgotten were there.
The place within me that ponders the stars at night.
The place within me that knows how to heal.
The place within me that is
part of everything (and everyone) else.
I do yoga in the evenings now instead of mornings.
If I feel energized, I do 30 or 40 minutes.
And if I feel more tired or not in the mood,
I do only 15 minutes.
But I do it.
I feel better.
I feel more grounded.
I feel more peaceful.
So I do it.
There are so many things
I want to do this month of April,
like the blogging from A to Z April challenge
(thank you Arti ! I hope to join you this weekend!),
and April Love, with Susannah Conway,
and make more art
and write more poetry again
and help a friend with 
her own book of poetry.
I want to visit your blogs
and take time to soak it all in
and leave you kind comments.
And here we are a week into April,
and I've done none of these things yet.
I'm trying to remind myself
that I'll get to everything, in time.
And that even if I don't,
it's ok.
The strange thing is -
I had all the time in the world
only a few weeks ago,
but all of a sudden,
all these things feel urgent
now that I have little time to myself.
I want to leave you with these little thoughts
from SARK.
I read some of SARK's books years ago,
at a time that was perfect for me.
There are certain things in life that happen
at a perfect moment in time
although when we stumble upon these things,
it doesn't always feel like the right time.
Sometimes - often times -
only when we look back
do we realize
how magical the timing really was.

Love to all of you.


  1. Good jobs, great naturalism and proportions.

  2. Hi Pauline, thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. I'm so glad you popped by as it meant I got to discover this wonderful post full of so many intriguing snippets of information, quotes and wonderful sketches with funny little note to yourself written by them! Yoga is wonderful. I only recently stopped taking a once a week class film if great intentions to do it at home instead but it hasn't happened once and I miss it. You've motivated me to start fitting in even 15 minutes a day as it does so much for body, mind and spirit. I'm glad you've joined paint party Friday.

  3. Wonderful creations and great suggestions for sketching in the journal ~ thanks!

    Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

  4. Hello Pauline, I love the progression of your post. You came to some truth and wisdom. Best to you during your journey. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I truly appreciate it. ~~ Irene

  5. Oh Pauline! As always, there are so many things to love about this post. Your unfurling of yourself on this page is just beautiful Love every bit about why you do yoga and I say ditto to that. The tree (of life) looks as grounded as your voice in this post. Yes, 'let's pick each other up and drive slowly'. Love your keys, too--especially coz they're xcentric;) Hope you get my silly joke. hugs to you. xx

  6. Great to visit again and enjoy all your musings, keep enjoying yoga, art and all you love to do, make time for what's important and good for you, I'm always trying to fit my favourite things in too, even if just a little bit!
    All the best

  7. I read this last week and got distracted by the links. I love the direction you are taking this year. There seems to be more peace in your life despite the obligations! Love the art as always, and I like the keys in the fold! You have so much to teach in that which is the evolution of Pauline!!

    Hugs Giggles