Tuesday, March 13, 2012

nature encourages creativity

Don't you love this time of year? Time to get outside, see the green shoots bursting through the dry soil, hear the birds singing outrageous songs of Springtime joy. Crocuses are here, it's time to clean up the debris of the Winter, get ready for the new growth of Spring. In my art, I am doing this as well, organizing and cleaning and getting ready for new work to blossom. Spring Cleaning of the Soul -- how nice to be here another season to breathe in all the blessings.
"Wildness we might consider as a route of the authentic spontaneities of any being.  It is that wellspring of creativity whence come the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young, to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea.  This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist and the power of the shaman."
--Thomas Berry

1 comment:

  1. The blue on the bird is gorgeous. Spring is becoming my favorite season. Nothing better than a spring cleaning indoors and new life outdoors.