Friday, January 14, 2011

The Art of Nature

"Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears" 
Fall sunset - 2005                      The Woodland's , Texas / NJF
                   - Fiddler on the roof

In each of it's moods and through out it's daily & nightly hours, the 'heavens' provide an amazing source of beauty & inspiration ! 
For me, catching a sunrise or sunset (often heading to or home from work) is the big prize of being a skywatcher. No two ever alike ~ each with it's own unique palette & set of scenes.
I will never tire of looking up, day or night, to see what sky show is playing. I also delight in the knowledge that I keep good company with MANY others who have been moved to create by skywatching. ( Think Van Gogh; da Vinci & Michelangelo for a start ) 
As I end week two of this new year ~ I continue to ... Explore ~ Discover ~ Imagine &  Express ... care to join me? 
What are your creative goals & inspirations ? Not sure ?  Just Look Up & Enjoy !! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Awaken the sleeping blog ~

Oh my ! What was only to be a little blog nap turned into a Rip van Winkle sleep !! 
It is the New Year (2011) and high time to awaken this sleeping blog. My thoughts at this time of turning - old to new - are formed by questions & meditations ...... "Where is the meaning?" ...... "What will I do/ be/ see in this New Year?" ....."How will I know what & where?"
I turn to Aguste Rodin's ~The Thinker ~ a long time favorite sculpture ( and artist ) of mine. I was fortunate to visit the Muse'e Rodin in Paris (1976) and more recently to stroll through the Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford University (2006). On the pedestal of Stanford's Thinker is carved the question " Where is the meaning?"
The Thinker ( originally titled The Poet ) shows a man in deep meditation and is often used to represent philosophy. So with him as my January muse ~ I go forward mindfully to set goals, to learn something new EVERY day, to be inspired by Mother Nature and other simple things and to joyfully share my creativity where ever possible.
May this New Year of 2011 be Wonder-filled, Full-filled, and Peace-filled for all of us.