Creativity Blocks

Round about December 2012 it happened to me. Suddenly I was dropped from the jet steam of creative muse.

Left with just my ordinary dull mind the world seemed to have lost its luster.  Things I never had time nor interest in filled the gap. I started listening to NPR, main stream media and TV.  Shrill, shocking news and events since I last surfed the main stream wave. Yet somehow nothing had really changed. A whirlwind of smoke and mirrors revealing nothing of importance to me but it filled in time.

I blame it on hormones, stars, sun and moon. Lack of vitamin D, E and C.

I remembered a bit of wisdom I picked up from somewhere. Show gratitude and or wonder in the most ordinary of things. It started to work. I looked at the world with fresh eyes. Even cityscapes of concrete, metal and decay held some treasure.

Glistening rain drops sparkling on a car hood.

The soft fur on my cats ears.

Pink buds emerging on bushes and trees.

Cracks and crevices of broken concrete creating patterns like beautiful mandala’s.

City parks showing their wonder.

Ever so slowly sparks and wisps of smoke from the eternal creative consciousness started to enter my awareness.

I don’t feel entirely back but enough energy came thru to inspire a video I call “New City”.

What do you think?

 

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Chakras and Colors

Colors, mood, feelings, depth, meaning, substance, intangible, searching, wonder, being human.

Colors are all around us yet do we ever stop and think about how they make us feel?

Driving to work this week I noticed trees that were changing to the fall colors of red, orange and yellow mixed with fading shades of green. They stood out like huge sentries ushering in the new season.

The colors were a smorgasboard of delight and wonder on an ordinary day.  They dramatically lifted my spirits.  I wonder who else was inspired by this sight?

How did it make them feel?

Colors and Chakras go together each representing a color and feeling and state of being. Get to know the main Chakras and their Colors.  How do they make you feel?

Use this video to inspire you.



Healing Stones

Time and time again I come back to nature – for sustenance, grounding and peace.

I envision a future where all healing takes place naturally and with the grace of nature. Humans in total sync with our natural surroundings. A gentle sharing of health and well-being.

Maybe that is the cure for all human ailments…

This thought inspired the following video:

Trust

Trust

As an artist trusting my intuition is paramount. Allowing ideas, pictures, words and impressions to freely come into my consciousness is what I strive for.

This is not always easy. When you are under stress or have many things on your mind it is impossible. For me it is important to set aside time to allow this process to come to fruition.

About 5 months ago I visited a Tibetan Buddhist Temple and took some pictures and video with a friend.  I knew at some point I was going to make a video featuring the beautiful copper prayer wheels.  I just didn’t think it would take this long.

Last weekend the ideas for this video started to flow. Dreamy, fluid and mysterious was the theme that came to me. I was able to create this video in about 2 days.

What do you think?

Trust

People Power

Awhile back I read the book “Robes” by Penny Kelly.

http://www.pennykelly.com/

It talks about the “rise of business to power”.  In other words how multinational corporations have become more powerful than governments and are set to replace governments with corporate power.  In the aftermath a new type of smaller groups or communities of people develop and live in balance with nature and resources.

Because of recent events I thought of this book and reread some portions. I feel we are already living in the era of business power and now see people taking steps to create new community and new economy.  An example of this was a recent fair I attended as a video person and here is the result. What do you think?

Poppies

It is spring here in the northwest and a sign of this time and summer to come is blooming poppies.  My favorite are called dinner plate poppies named after their large size.  These beautiful poppies can get up to 10 inches in diameter.

I have pink and red ones in my front yard but my neighbor around the corner beats me by a mile.  She has red, white, orange, red, black red ones plus giant irises and other assorted flowers.

They are in full bloom now and it inspired the following video.  Please like, share and enjoy if they inspire you as much as they did me. 🙂