Spring is Here! Birds do it and so can you...create that is.
Spring has become one of my favorite seasons. Its spiritual aesthetic of renewal is a universal theme that everyone can relate to. Spring cleaning, new leaves and flowers sprout out on trees, the weather starts to get a little warmer, and people are even a little friendlier. It is the perfect season to become inspired and create that new project that you decided to put on hold during the winter. I find that even within myself, LE Painter emerges more in the spring after harvesting new ideas during winter months. Fall and winter are more of LE Writer’s months (cold seasons are great for writers). Think on the subject of harvesting and renewal when it comes to the ideals of creativity. Sometimes you gather many thoughts of creating these really cool projects but you don’t really act on them. So instead, you just “harvest” those ideas into the back of your mind. Then one day you remember why you wanted to create this project and then alas it becomes resurrected!
For myself, I am chronic daydreamer, so I am always harvesting ideas, goals, projects, and dreams that I would love to accomplish. I was reminded by my middle school art teacher that I was always a big dreamer!
As always the goal of this blog is to encourage an hour dedication of creation one hour a day, and we’ve also discussed that sometimes, you have dry days. However, even in moments that you think are dry spells, are really days that you just have to unlock your harvest box! So here is my impromptu idea for the week: Create a harvest journal! This journal can defiantly be a creative one, for ideas on creating awesome creative journals check out this artist Kelly Rae Roberts (www.kellyraeroberts.com). She has written a couple of books on scrapbooking and journaling that will help jolt some great creative ideas. Share your awesome harvest journals with me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I will place them up on my website, to help inspire others to do the same.
“Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen.
But within ourselves we must renew it each day.” - Hermann Hesse