Welcome to my very first Blog . . . .
After the 'busy-ness' of the Festive season we now journey through the new year. It's a time for planning and ordering our lives in the diary, on the calender, or spread out across the wall planner. It's all about 'activity' and while we do this, we can shut out thoughts we don't want to address. Those thoughts can be about anything and everything. While doing all this activity, we can also shut out those small moments of happiness, because we are too busy staring out at the 'bigger picture.'
'How is this to do with art?' you may ask. For me, while being busy, busy, busy, it is difficult to capture those fleeting creative ideas and nurture them into the artwork I love to create. This isn't the only way I get ideas, but having space in my life for 'inactivity' is important to my creative process. Time to think and imagine, uninterrupted, is a luxury and is truly appreciated.
Due to a dose of a horrible winter 'flu bug, inactivity has been imposed on me this New Year, giving rise to the thoughts I've shared with you. My next activity will be making time for 'inactivity' in the diary and on the calender for 2018. You might like to try it too! How do you let the creative ideas flow, I'd be interested to hear?
I'd like to share these words from 2009, as they seem to fit the feel of anticipation, of a new day/year ahead.
It's quiet here,
In the hour before dawn,
On the boundary of the year,
Wrapped in the greyness before light breaks.
Murmuring thoughts take shape,
Muffled as the sound of a snowy day.
Floating through the mind,
Like snowflakes against the grey.
Wrap yourself in the stillness, capture those thoughts and have a 2018 filled with creativity and opportunity, love, laughter and light.
in anticipation of a great 2018,
Cherish your journey.