Do you ever notice the little things, the small moments, the details in life? This months challenge is to do just that, pay attention to the tiny details. Sometimes the small things become emblematic for something larger.
My initial reaction was a rant of sorts. I am one of the people who does notice the small things, the details in life and the world around me. I notice things that other people don't even know exist! I notice so many things, in fact, that it drives me nuts sometimes. It's hard for me to see the big picture. As a perfectionist, it's the tiny details that I obsess over. And I'm supposed to do a piece of artwork about this?! Ack!
Once I got that out of my system other ideas came to me. For example, this would be an opportunity to do a journal quilt for the Bead Journal Project about a "big picture" something and then the TIF piece about a detail of that bigger picture. I probably won't do that though, as I'm afraid I would get bored with the subject matter (no matter what it was) and have a hard time finishing either piece. We Geminis get bored easily ;- )
After stewing over this for a while I went back and reread Sharon's words. This time it was the phrase "the small moments" that jumped out at me. I haven't read Elizabeth Berg's book Eat, Pray, Love, but I did see the Oprah show about it. Briefly mentioned was Elizabeth's practice of writing down the happiest moment of each day. I started doing that and, not surprisingly, have confirmed that it is the small moments that tend to be the happiest ones. This may become the theme for my Take It Further piece this month. It's still early yet; stay tuned for further updates...