My art & spirituality weave so tightly with nature that I can’t tell where one begins & the other ends. They are me. I often start the day gazing across my back garden, saying “Thank you” to the Great Divine for every bird’s nest, blueberry, & flower in my yard. There is such joy & wonder in these little things.
There is also great change from day to day. Crocuses bloom & die, making way for forsythias, hyacinths, & tulips. They, in turn, die to make way for bee balm, daisies, & hibiscus blossoms. I have to take time to walk my yard each day so I don’t miss any of the magic that is right here, changing with each season.
This whimsical 12 inch collage in browns, pinks, & a hint of turquoise metallic ink was inspired by a tulip blooming under my bedroom window. Like Georgia O’Keefe, I knelt down very, very close to the flower to see the subtle color changes in her petals & note the many greens in her stem & leaves… taking time to really know her. I drew a quick sketch then played with the image to make it mine. There is no way to capture the beauty in nature; all I can do is hope to capture the feeling it gives me. This flower was fun, joyful, & full of silent laughter so that’s the mood I tried to give this piece.
Take time to connect with a flower or leaf. Get to know it well. The universe is contained there, waiting to be discovered by you. Happy summer!
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