Something odd and wonderful has been happening. Several mornings ago, somewhere between dream and reality, I heard a distinctive voice say;
Waking up to a haiku is pretty special, even though the message did leave me with a sense of loss.
Then today, at the wee hour of 3 am, I woke to this poem;
I am a paradox.
I am a conundrum.
I am not unusual,
but I am unique.
I am a human,
I got up, made coffee, grabbed my journal and started to write.
With so much time on my hands, I finished reading The Mixed Media Artist by Seth Apter. Among the pages I saw some of my favorite artists; Geoffrey Gorman, Jeane Myers, Crystal Neubauer and Laura Lein-Svencner.
In the section, Beyond the Surface, Seth asked the artists in-depth questions regarding their inspirations and philosophies. I found that part most interesting. Of course the book is full of wonderful art, great tips and techniques. Each artist has a two page spread, with the artist in their studio and a featured work of art. They also share their most inspiring art quote, 4 things in their studio and 3 things that inspire them (only 3!).
So I asked myself, what inspires me and I couldn't just think of 3, so I made 10 categories, with 3 inspirations per category. That was a lot of fun, and I could have gone beyond 10, but I stopped and took that creativity into my studio where I was able to get a couple of hours in before heading out to yoga.
Here are a few of my categories:
* My eyes, they allow me to see the beauty around me.
* My feet, they carry me near and far.
* My spirit, which leads me to that mysterious place where creation and creativity reside.
Category # 3
* Baking bread
I believe in engaging all my senses. They were given to us to explore, love and learn from.