Friday Art: Never Bored

One of the best things my sketchbook does for me is this: I’m never bored and rarely impatient.

For someone who is easily impatient, this is an incredible boon. I abhor waiting. But with my journal, every moment can be a mini art moment.

I captured these cute French pastries (canelés) while waiting at one of my favorite Denver cafés.

watercolor illustration Cynthia Morris canelés

This will be my last Friday art show of the year. I think I’ve clocked 46 issues of the Friday Art Show, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

I’ll be spending the rest of the year preparing for 2014, and will share more about my experience with my art in my annual report, which will come out mid-December.

If you have liked my Friday Art Show, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you liked about the weekly show. I’m also happy to hear what you’d like to see in 2014 for my art.


14 comments to Friday Art: Never Bored

  • I love your weekly burst of painting– a moment of beauty and whimsy in the week!

  • This is how I feel about taking a notebook or camera. I have something to do no matter what. With the right eye, you can shoot anywhere.

    I’m really looking forward to your review. Another office declutter, getting some new calendars/notebooks set up, goals in place.

    I like how you share your creative struggles and then how everyone else jumps in. It’s a virtual koffeeklatch with the tribe and then I can move on with my day.

    • “with the right eye…” I love that, Bobbi!

      I am happy hearing you are gearing up for a creative and fun 2014. I look forward to sharing my art year review with you and others.

      I adore the word koffeeklatch and am delighted you feel that’s what we have here at Original Impulse. I get so inspired hearing how others create with joy and ease.

  • I have loved your inspiration to sketch & paint. And so enjoyed the moments in time you’ve captured. Looking forward to seeing where this leads. xox

    • Thank you, Lisa! I have loved many moments I captured, too. Looking back over my journals makes me feel very fond for this year.

      It’s a practice I highly recommend, as you know. Lots of joy in the moment and later to savor.

      Thanks for being part of my art world. I can’t wait to see where it leads in 2014. I have some glimmers…

  • Cynthia – you choose an action, then you do it. Boom! Congatulations of a year’s worth of Friday Art Showings! It’s an accomplishment to be proud of and those of us lucky to be in your planetary circle are continuously inspired by your creativity and ability to share. Much love to you, my friend. Can’t wait to see what’s NEXT!!!

    • Thank you so much, Linda! I feel a great joy in sharing with you and other Original Impulse readers. Several of my teachers have pointed out how important it is to share our art with the world, and I am learning some great lessons in doing so.

      I can’t wait to see what’s next, too! I am gearing up for that now. Thanks for being part of the excitement. Your love matters. :)

  • Beautiful! I’ve loved seeing your sketchbook pages, Cynthia. Thankyou!

  • Jane Johnston

    Hi Cynthia,

    I love your Friday Art Show and hope you do it again. I love your style and the art…wish I could draw and paint that well. I know the magic of doing something regularly on a blog and it shows in yours. You remind me about simple pleasures and I enjoy seeing what you see every week!
    xo Jane

    • Thank you, Jane! I’m not sure what I will do regarding sharing next year. I, too, like what doing something on a committed basis does for us.

      If you want to draw and paint, start playing with it! I’ve been practicing for awhile now and have a long way to go. It’s a practice that serves me in my life and that’s why I do it.

      I also love the simple pleasures and have fun sharing them! Glad it brings joy to you. :)

  • juliebail

    I enjoyed your Friday art show, Cynthia.

    A personal moment on this big wide web, a glimpse of what caught your attention. It also catches mine and I see something new about that item or experience. Something about the mix of line, translucent colour and words is light and uplifting and makes me happy.

    Thank you.

    I will be interested in seeing whatever you choose to share.

    • Thanks for your kind note, Julie! Your feedback has always been a source of support on my art adventures. I love the way you think and write about it.

      I look forward to sharing more beauty and color next year! Thanks for being in my creative loop.

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