I agree with artist, Kelly Rae Roberts’ life observation-” Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
I remember in high school doing my best ‘wondering’ in study hall or any academic class where I wouldn’t get ( busted) reprimanded for doodling.
Oh how I loved to doodle! My two favorite wonders were letters and flowers.
We had just moved to Laurens, South Carolina and turning those letters into objects of wonder (from my new home town) fascinated me endlessly!
There is something about a name starting with an ” L” that allows a writer such freedom to slant the “L” tilted forward with the subsequent letters ( as in Laurens) small and almost hidden under the “L” branch above it. Letters just seem to flow effortlessly when heralded in by an “L.”
Sometimes in my doodling… I would add wild, zany flowers growing under the slanted ” L” branch! I was in my own little world creating a miniature world from letters-ah… the beauty and wonder of it all!
Roberts found her sense of childlike wonder and fun again in her paintings through ” doodles, colors, and wonky flowers”
She also discovered wonder was always within her presence if she just paused long enough to see it -Kelly loves looking for hearts in nature and found one in a tree she had passed by many times without noticing.
These days I find wonder in my garden daily… such as the way a sun’s ray can turn a garden into an enchanted forest…
… or how the angle of a photo can encompass two complimenting assets of beauty in one shot.
… or capturing the struggle of a gorgeous hibiscus trying to raise its face to meet the morning sun!
…. wondering in amazement how Jake can be turning 7 this year and how Boo has a 7 by her age too -what a coincidence! 🥳🤣
So until tomorrow…” He who wonders discovers that this is wonder in itself.”
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
This brought back memories of drawing pictures in elementary school…no devices so we drew…girls would draw pictures of houses with flowers…trees …clouds and a sun, while boys would draw battleships with bombers etc
..sometimes I would draw those too depending upon my mood. I still draw my house picture for my grands adding stick figures to represent their family members. Sweet memories ..yours were more creative.
There is something so magically calming … letting one’s creativity guide one’s hand holding a pencil or marker across a blank canvas with no plans, just feelings