Friday, September 25, 2009

The Joy Diet: Art of Nothing


This is a doll I made this week. She is happy doing nothing.

Okay folks, the nothing that I did this week:

1) I took a couple of walks
2) Sat in my chair for 15 minutes doing nothing with my eyes closed.

Very hard folks! But this exercise taught me to be still and know. I thought about this as I heard an old Beatles tune "Let It Be" ..... There will be an answer... Let it Be." So that was what I did this week. Things that I normally worry about, I just let it be and said what will get done will get done. Not to fret.

So with that attitude I begin the next week and the day looking forward to reading the next chapter and practicing in my own humble way what it means.

17 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

"Let it Be" ---oh I'm writing this one down. Perfect. Love your dolls! They look like so much fun to make.

sherry ♥ lee said...

That's a great way to have done this and to look at nothing -- "let it be"!! And your doll is beautiful...her pose speaks perfectly to "let it be"!

Melita said...

love your doll. congrats for doing nothing, it can become quite addictive ;)

differenceayearmakes said...

Beautiful doll! What a wonderful way to mark the first week.

You do know we're going to want a doll every week now :)

Sankofa Doll Artistry said...

Thanks Ladies very fun exercise!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

I love the song "Let it be" and that's a beautiful example for all of us to follow.

Karen D said...

Let it be, YES. I also say "Let it go and step into the flow" it is a line from a chant. Love the doll!

Art Visions said...

Hey girl...you seemed to had a better time doing the nothing thing than I did! I love the doll too! They really have so much personality! :-)

valariebudayr said...

I love your doll. She is so beautiful. I think the Beatles can apply to many things. Let it Be is just a perfect idea. Here's to Truth..

Lisa said...

What a beautiful doll~ I love how you expressed your experience of nothingness!

Pamela said...

Your dolls are beautiful! So colorful and fun!

I like that idea of "letting it be." Thank you for sharing about the nothings in your week. :)

Pamela Sweet
(blogging at http://blog.sweetsoliloquies.com)

Margaret said...

She's a beautiful lady!

becky n said...

Ok, I'm humming now. Great song, wonderful doll for this - I love her pose.

The Other Laura said...

Glad you found a way to just be this week!

Snap said...

Love your dolls.

"let it be" ... AMEN ... just for a moment ... it will be there when we come back!

Here's to a little NOTHING!

Ellecubed said...

The doll that you made is so beautiful. "Let It Be" is such a great song for thinking of meditation. Thank you for sharing.

Leah said...

what a sweet doll!

and yes, let it be is a great theme song for this practice!