Hi, folks, I hope your work is humming. This week of handy advice is all about sleep. I have to sleep. A lack of sleep chokes my creative vision. I feel that nothing will work out. I despair of finisihing projects. I go to sleep and wake up and the whole world is bathed in rose-colored light. I can do anything again. If you are burning the midnight oil, let it go out a few nights and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night for a week. See if you find your work picking up magically.
I love the quote below about sleep dipping us in God and we are new-created. I hold this in my heart and soul. Another thing about sleep I really love is that I sometimes hear my mother telling me to wake up. For just a second, right as I wake, I feel she is still here and I am so close to the love she had for me again. It's the best feeling. I'm not sure why but dreams are something about who we are; they are about getting all connected with the universe. Don't miss out on that connection.
Really, that's all I've got for you this week. Take a nap! I've been a busy bee and managed not to sleep near enough, probably why I am chatting about this anyway. After your nap, do amazing work. See you next week.
Here is this week's doodle: "Boat on a Red Sea." This is a pencil drawing but I think I should try it in pastels and water colors too.
And if tonight my soul may find her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.~D.H. Lawrence