5 Days of Enchantment with Jani Franck, Day 3

Fire I’m blogging along with the 5 Days of Enchantment mini eCourse with Jani Frank.

You can find my experiences with Day 1 and Day 2.

Today is Day 3.  For the video playshop, click here for Day 3.

CampfireToday’s prompt is about fire.

I have to say that I have a weird relationship with fire.  I don’t know why.  Nothing (that I remember) has happened to give me cause to be frightened of fire, but it’s still there.

Fire is beautiful.

Fire is powerful.

Fire is frightening.

To reframe it, I am focusing on the power and beauty of fire and not the scary aspect.  Respect fire instead of fearing it.

Fire 2So I guess I accidentally jumped the gun yesterday with my candle!  As I mentioned, I have a lovely candle on my desk that is scented in Lavender and Lemongrass, my two favorite scents.  I light it whenever I need a bit of inspiration or pick up.  Jani so perfectly tells us that fire helps us focus.  I hadn’t realized it, but that is what I do.  If I need to focus I light a candle to get myself centered again.

Even more so, I use the sense of smell to help because my candle is scented.  It’s both relaxing and energizing.

I also love campfires.  I’m lucky enough to have grown up camping and my parents now own a vacation property along a river with a few fire rings!  I love evenings in front of the fire just watching the flames.  It’s amazing that at home if I were just sitting around I would go nuts, but in front of a campfire I can sit for hours without checking my email, Facebook or Twitter.

FireFor the final creative exercise, this is what I ended up with.  I watched the flame and just followed it and drew without looking and without picking up my pen.  I think it actually captures the jumping flame quite well.  I resisted my urge to draw in a campfire at the bottom, (but I still might do that.)

Ready to do this yourself?  Click here for Day 3.

And also check out Everyday Enchantment eCourse if you’re enjoying these playshops!

{{By the way, I am not an affiliate of Jani’s.  I just am a big fan.  So there is not ulterior motive at all!  I just want to share with you someone who can help you with your creativity!}}

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