“It is dark. It is cold. I am lying in bed looking at the ceiling. Suddenly our little boy stirs, makes a funny sound and starts climbing to our bed his eyes closed. He snuggles between me and my husband and falls asleep again. I am lying next to him stroking his hair gently not to wake him up. I love this morning ritual.
It is an early winter morning and time for me to get up. Very quietly I sneak out of our bedroom. I put my clothes on in the kitchen, pick up a small backpack and leave. The flat is silent. Everyone is asleep.
It is very windy outside. My hair gets immediately windswept. There are not many people in the street. A woman walking her dog. A car pulling out and driving off. The sky is brightening. I pass an old church attached to a monastery. It’s a beautiful sight, two spiky towers and black lines of bare trees against the sky at dawn. Reaching into my pocket, I pull out my phone and take a snapshot. How many times have I taken this photo? Still, I cannot resist.
Walking up the street, I pass Yoga Shala. It belongs to my Yoga teacher Denisa. That’s where I should go. But not this time.
A small bakery on the corner is already selling fresh bread and rolls. I pick up some rolls for my boys. The lovely smell and warmth of the bakery embrace me, a small warm morning hug. All my senses are fully awake now. The sky is getting brighter.
Steps lead me to a nearby cafe. There is a table by a window and staff who know that I will order a cappuccino.
I put my coat down. The street outside is getting busy with morning commuters. I open my backpack and take out a drawing pad, pencils, and Copic pens. Soft cafe music, an intermittent sound of the coffee machine, little chats, the trams’ noise as they hurry across the square.
I check the clock. How much time do I have? Almost two hours. Good. It’s time to start.”
I wrote this post early in the year 2017. It was the beginning of the colouring book FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES. I completed the book and published in June 2017. It is available on Amazon for purchase. If interested in purchasing click on the buttons below or on the image.
How some fans coloured Fantastic Landscapes? 🙂