This morning I was thinking about compassion, and began drawing this sketch as I drank my morning coffee. I was thinking about how much we need the comfort of a human touch when we feel sad or overwhelmed. But, if that's not possible, even the sound of some comforting words or the connection that comes from a sympathetic glance can act as a salve on our wounded hearts. And, of course, a mother's touch can make all the difference to a troubled little soul!
I spent some time out on the porch, turned on the electric heater and set to work with my pens, pencil, scissors and glue.
The light in this room is phenomenal and, even on an overcast day like today, it is a pleasure to work out there. Keeping me company was my new laptop, which I am so thrilled to have!
Although I've had a mac for five years, I'm taking lessons at the Apple store to really learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful machine. It's funny, though - I really love the simplicity of a pencil or pen in my hand, and like to keep a balance between hands-on and computer-created.
Now to hand-write some notes to a few people I know who could really use some compassion and a little lift. It's so easy to get caught up in my own concerns - time to spread a little sunshine around!!
Hope you are having a happy and sunny weekend!!