I used to make one box from the beginning till the end and then start with the next one.. Now, in the interest of time, I cut all the papers first - or at least, a big part of it - and I am making them as "automatically" as I can :-)
It goes much faster and I do not have to concentrate as much - which is win-win as I can listen to whatever I want to - and talk to V all day long without making too many mistakes..
I am so enjoying this process, it's a great meditative practice for me. And a great lesson in not stressing..
For some reason, this time I had no interest in making shiny boxes from prints of my art - but went on to make them from older stacks of carton that I have saved for a while. Wow, are they beautiful!
I am wondering why I felt nothing for making boxes from my art but here it is, me totally trusting that my intuition tells me what people will enjoy at the Leefmarkt fair..
We also had a surprise guest today in house:
It's an european greenfinch, I have never seen it before.
It was not really afraid of us..
It flew right inside and stood on the margins of the plate V was eating from..
We came to know that it is a protected kind - we thought at first that it wasn't but it was.. It really wanted to be inside so it either belonged by someone in a house, either it had another issue. It seemed really alive and well - and was chirping beautifully - but as V said that he was afraid of it, I closed the garden door after it came inside two times so that it does not get inside any more.. I gave it food and water (inside and outside) and while it seemed to enjoy it, all that the little bird really wanted was to be inside in our living room (and eat from V's tuna sandwich :-) )..
It did not fly to other gardens and only after a few hours did it go upstairs to try at my neighbors windows.. At this point I went and hang a poster at the entrance of our flat - to ask if anyone had lost him - and I tried to talk to all the neighbors, almost none were home, unfortunately.. When we came back from all this, the green birdie was gone..
I hope it was ok and that it found it's house - and not that it got too exhausted from banging it's little head against all the windows..
I don't know what to make of this - besides that the Universe is really mysterious.. I am always really enjoying the signs I get from birds (as my invisible guide is named Birdie) - and this one was really really special.. And green! :-)
It was also a big lesson for me as I wanted to make all my shiny boxes today so that I can do the other planned things tomorrow but I also wanted to take care of the little guy and to come to know what I really could do for it.. I had no cage (go figure) so I could not really offer it a good place inside - and while I did not mind it sleep overnight, I also did not want to upset V and could not convince him that it was nothing to fear, such a small birdie. And, oh, was this little guy beautiful!!
So all in all, I gave this little birdie three precious hours today - going with the flow and trusting that I will get everything done as I want to - but also allowing this kind of little adventures in our life..