August has been a month of luxurious time off this year. For the first time in a decade I am taking downtime in the Summer and I am eternally grateful for it.
A chance to reset, a chance to reassess values and a chance to realise some personal + creative goals. There were paintings and drawings stored up in my brain and simmering on the back burner. Happily they have made there way into four or five works on canvas which now decorate my walls. It's exciting, it means there is space for something new in my brain.
Downtime is good, it's good for the soul it is good for the mind. Western culture does not emphasise the importance if downtime enough.