Dreaming of growth and renewal
Here in the Northeast, we are shedding slush, sand, and salt knowing that beautiful things will emerge.
Fresh back from a family vacation in Tobago (where is that, you ask? coastingtobago.ca), my daughter Lena and I discussed the pros and cons of living in an area of the world where the climate stays pretty much the same vs our four seasons.
For me, despite the hassle of snow, the changing seasons inadvertently provides a time to evaluate what I'm working on, and gets me excited about next steps, next seasons, and renewal. It reminds me that life is ever changing and I better get my butt up and in motion if I'm going to capture and create something inspiring.
I continually pay attention to and capture what's in front of me, from the mundane to the beautiful, and turn that into art print collections. I think of them as "my stories". Here are some things I've captured and the resulting prints:
from the Gerbera Daisy Collection: grasses, gerbera, final print
from the Butterflies Ascending Collection: grasses, carpet design watercolor, final print
What are the "stories" you love and are part of your life? Can they be translated into artwork? (If you doubt that, please read about the By the Numbers project)
What grows and evolves can surprise us. Whether it be experiences or vegetation, growth occurs. What inspires you as winter recedes and green appears? Pay attention to that.
I'm on a quest to put my work out there to the world, and if you'd like to help, please forward this post onto a friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!