This year I was looking forward to all the different events and possibilities of presenting my Nature Art, but so many things have changed. All Arts and craft shows have been cancelled due to Covid to help stop the spread of this wild virus. I felt discouraged and helpless, I thought “this year for sure I will show what comes through me.” And maybe I wasn’t too far off from that thought.
Today I realized, now is the time, today is the day to reveal to as many people what nature and I can create. I have decided to start my own “Fall into the Arts” event. ❤ So, I am putting myself out there. I’m going to reach out to magazines, call galleries, and check out new ways to sell art on the internet.
If anyone has any suggestions or advice, please let me know <3. I would like to thank all my past, present and future readers for helping me push forward everyday! World, here I come!
Last week had a few curves that I thought were going to happen, but in the end everything worked out. Funny how that seems to happen after relaxing outside with nature.
One thing that remained a focus the whole week were dragonflies. I had seen quite a few this month, but had more experiences with them on one particular day.
I meditated for the first time in a long time and had this little visitor join me. He stayed long enough to enjoy or add to my meditation and then flew away when I was done.
Dragonflies, in many cultures, symbolise change and adaptability. Almost all of this morning I was swirling in thoughts of fear. As I walked back to my car, though, I felt calm and resolved.
My healing sanctuary was my mother and I’s “safe spot”, from last week’s post Week of Reflections. The lake was still in full bloom of lotus flowers, which I was extremely happy about! 😊 And yet again I came across another dragonfly. ❤
One thing that I found interesting about the many dragonflies I had seen, is that every one of them were either blue or had a blue tail and green body. Blue has always symbolised calm for me and green as healing. I’m going to get deep with ya for a moment, but I have always wondered if we create each moment as we breathe or that things “pop” up to aid us in our creations of each day…
Like me being trapped in fear and wanting to break free; and then a particular animal or color begins to be predominant of my day. Is this chance, coincidence, or creation? I guess we may never know, lol. Either way, I am grateful for this life and its many transformations. We don’t need to always figure things out, it’s mostly about the experience and love that we get out of it.
Oh and as promised, I finished up another nature portrait that I was working on. I had fun experimenting with shavings from a “writable” rock. It was the first time I felt like I was using natural pigment. I mean, look at what it did for those eyes 😍. I love it! I may add a few more things to her, but I feel good with how she looks 😁💖.
In need of some respite early in the week, my mother suggested that we visit “our spot”, which we hadn’t been to in awhile.
The lake was full of so much life. My mother spotted a purple dragonfly with a blue butt. ❤ All of the lotus flowers on the lake were in full bloom. We watched a large family of 20+ geese. I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the fish, but we had fun watching them as well.
After our visit to “our lake” I left a heart behind for others to find.
Later in the week, I gained some inspiration from my boyfriend’s space game 😊 and created the featured picture “All of Nature is Cosmic” and did a few different renditions. I think us watching shows about stars also helped too. Lol 🌌☀
A New Week Ahead
I’m allowing myself to be easy with my posts as I get my “writing legs” 😉 back. It’s been along time since I’ve posted regularly and I want to have fun posting again. This upcoming week I’m planning on working on a nature portrait or two. Here’s to a new week 😁, I hope you all have a wonderful one ❤!
These trees may not look like special woods but, for me they are the keepers of my childhood. A place my soul wanders and resides. This foggy morning held a stillness in the woods. It reminded me to sit in the silence and breathe. ❤
I saw this on Facebook a few years back and just love this video ❤. Instead of having one day dedicated to Earth Day I try to make sure every day I honor and cherish the Earth that was able to give me life 💖💞. I hope you enjoy this video:
This year’s winter has brought many wonderful moments. One of them was when I started building this snow heart. Each week I’ve added snow to reshape and make it stronger. It took four large snowballs, a lot of packing and a shovel for shaping. And today it still stands, even after rain and sleet. Towards the end of December, I was wondering if my part of Michigan was going to get enough snow to make a snow heart. I am so grateful ❤.
Its been awhile since my last post. Was anyone else’s holidays crazy this year? Yesterday was the first day I was able to get back into my artistic groove.
Soon I’ll be preparing for the “Spring into the Arts” art walk in my hometown. I think this year I’ll offer custom on the spot nature leaves and commissions for nature portraits. We shall see 😁. The good news is I’m back. See ya next week!