If you are reading this, I hope you are having a wonderful start to the weekend. Yay for a long weekend in honor of Mr. Martin Luther King!
With the weekend just beginning, I thought I would share a few parts of the past week and some things that have been on my mind... various inspirations.
I started an art class that I signed up for... it isn't the kind of art class where they kill your imagination by forcing you to do a rigid assignment. I have taken a number of art classes in my life and enjoyed them all, but I think this will be especially enjoyable as it is a class simply meant to encourage creativity and fun through art! I picked up a new sketchbook a couple of days ago and am feeling inspired and excited to begin assignments :)
Earlier in the week, we had company- my Grandma made a trip to see us for a couple of days. She is into crafting as well, so we stopped by Hobby Lobby and picked up some beads and then came home and opened our bead container (a.k.a. a huge egg carton) and had some fun.
While there, I was inspired by this notebook. I have been trying to remember to be positive, remembering that is my goal for this year, but when the pressures of life get to crowd me a little too much, this simple yet meaningful reminder laying on a shelf was a comfort- and in some ways an inspiration- to me.
I enjoy crossword puzzles very much! I think they are an amazing way to learn and love to do them because you can learn so many wonderful facts and vocabulary, and some culture, through each clue. Yet, it doesn't feel like forced learning at all. Sometimes I go awhile without doing a crossword and I miss them- one of my closest girl-friends and I used to bring one and work on it during our lunches in school, which was always enjoyable. Yesterday I picked up a large crossword and enjoyed some quiet time, just me, my snack, and a blank crossword. 60 down was my favorite clue :)
I am always thankful for anything inspiring or encouraging, and late last night I came across a blog that was both. And I felt this in just the twenty or so minutes I was able to browse through it. I have written about modesty before and am passionate about dressing modestly and honorably in a pretty way, so I was so happy to find this blog of someone who seems even more passionate about it! She is also a Southern girl in beautiful TN, and provides ideas of ways to dress up modest clothing and outfits, takes her photos in scenic places, and also has a sewing blog where she makes and shows many of the pieces she wears. Upon finding her blog, entitled "Fresh Modesty", I am not only inspired in my dress but in my goals of sewing more and getting better! The subtitle to Fresh Modesty is inspiring alone: Dress outside your box, but inside His book!
Those are the sources of a few of my inspirations for this past week!
What is inspiring you right now??
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Have a wonderful day!