“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.” James Russell Lowell
Weekly Photo Challenge: CREATE… Breakfast, Museum art, street/outdoors art, family art. We live in a constant state of creation. From our purposeful daily routines, to our deliberate and focused creative endeavors, we are creating and re-creating; searching for meaning in our world. Because a lot of our actions are spontaneous, we forget to see the organic or intuitive creativity that goes into our responses. We wake up in the morning and start creating and embracing new worlds in and for ourselves. When I woke up this morning, I decided to forgo my oatmeal and coffee, for tea, fruit, and slices of delicious, toasted chestnut bread. I spread organic peanut butter on the bread and got a bit creative by sprinkling some golden flax on top… perfect.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
Every day, from the time we wake up till bedtime and even beyond, our minds are actively creating tangible and intangible thoughts and actions. We create what we’ve imagined for our lives for that day, and we stay in that process of creating. It is like a TV channel that continues to show programming even after we’ve walked away from it… The mind, the heart, the internal machine churns on, flashing sparks of creative energy, brilliance and even flashes of genius throughout the day. For this week’s photo challenge on CREATE, I’ve pulled together a number of photos that show museum art, street art – or art we see on the street, family art, and a few eclectic pieces. I started the post with my own creation – Breakfast. I do hope you like the rest.
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
As I read Mary Wollstonecraft’s quote above, (she is the author of Frankenstein) It reminded me that we create things of pleasure and pain for ourselves. When we think about it, it makes sense. For example, there is the pain of childbirth that comes after the pleasure of conception which leads to the creation of life. Our lives are balanced between the world of pain and suffering, and the world of pleasure and joy. And it is all for our growth. More below!