Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nature stirs creative energy

Petit Jean Mountain rock formations look like layers of fabric!

Cedar Creek Falls with icicles.
I am back in the studio working on a show for the spring, pictures coming soon.

All the election drama, immigration talk, economics, and local politicos planning more GLBTI oppression and can be a bit much so my outings help me focus and get re centered to create.

This winter has been cold with not much sun so I am making it a mission to go out into the woods on sunny days. Arkansas has beautiful National Parks and this time the trip was to Petit Jean Mountain and the beautiful Cedar Falls. It was windy and really cold and you can see the icicles near the top of the falls. The sun was great while it lasted. Some of the unusual rock formations looked like layers of fabric.

Being intentional about getting in touch with the land, listening to the wind and the trees helps me feel the creative energy stirring. My recommendation if you get stuck in your creative process whatever it may be, go outside!

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Power of Circle

"Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves."
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Pinnacle Mtn. State Park

Little Rock, AR