Sunday, January 24, 2010
Creativity- Bridging the Gap Between Ourselves and What Inspires Us
I surely hope that it has been a weekend of whatever you had hoped it to be!!..... fun, relaxation, adventure, accomplishment...... Whatever the case, we all need our time of being away from the agendas of others with time to ourselves. :)
We all need time to enjoy the activities that make us happy. And beyond that, we also need to just have that 'Amen' or 'Aum' time.......like they speak of in Religion.... For me it is the time that I take to be introspective and renew that sense of self, and creativity within myself...that time I take to better understand what drives my creative self.
It has been a busy time for me lately. Not just time spent on my Etsy shop, or creative pursuits for that matter. But my day job has required long hours of overtime. Lots of work to be done. Nevertheless, I don't really mind. My approach to work has always been that I need to feel that I'm giving it my all and that I'm performing to the utmost. And, of course, I totally enjoy any time I spend on making my jewelry. And I have been working on an embroidery project that I designed, as well as doing photographic research for a group of paintings that I'm planning! So work wise, and art-wise..... I've got it covered!
This weekend was my time to just back away from work and back off the art projects and just relax and enjoy myself.....In my travels, I happened on the Suncoast Arts Fest, and had a wonderfully inspiring time walking around enjoying the fabulous creativity of the participating Artists. I spent some time watching a few beautiful Indie films, with inspiring stories. And I spent time enjoying the nature that speaks to me and pervades most everything that I do.
As I was driving around, I noticed the deciduous trees we have in Florida. The extremely cold snaps of weather that we have had really did a number on their foliage. Many are standing bare this year. Other more mild years they might have retained some of their foliage. But it got me to thinking of that need for renewal that we all have. And yes, even the trees, I imagine are driven by nature to renew. To shed some of the old in Autumn and Winter, and create some of the new when their tender buds and leaves emerge. It's their 'Amen' or 'Aum' time that will lead them to a dazzling display of beauty once their renewal is manifested.
It is our creativity that bridges the gap between ourselves and what inspires us. Here's to inspiration and renewal ... on our path to creativity! I hope that your path leads you to a dazzling display of beauty! Make it a great week!