Change & Transitions

I have heard the saying that The only thing that doesn’t change in Life, is that Life changes. So maybe that is why we enjoy an old toy, a familiar favorite book, or a family heirloom. Perhaps they feel more lasting and unchangeable?

With the changing of the seasons, we are reminded that nothing really stays the same, but is dynamic, changing, and constantly in transition. It seems like summer has barely arrived, but the other day I saw the first colors of change…Autumn’s first colors!

Autumn’s First Colors!

Gradually the days and nights have been cooler here in the mountains, and in a few weeks the fall season will arrive for sure.

Whether we are ready or not, schools have begun, sweaters are taken off the shelves, and tree leaves will turn colors and fall to the earth. We will rake leaves, adjust, make the necessary changes, try to be flexible, and make the needed transition from summer to fall.

How many times do we repeat this cycle during our lifetimes? Not just from one season to the next, but from one time of life to the next? Growing up and leaving home for college? Going from being a couple to having a baby? Or, in our careers going from one job to another type of work? As an artist, working in one technique or style and changing to explore self-expression in a new medium?

So, when Life changes for us, we make the needed adjustments,

try to be flexible, and meet the challenges of each new season

as we have learned with the coming of Autumn’s first colors.

Creativity “IDEAS”

This past month a special group of Art Lovers, Art Collectors and Creatives in Life received the first Studio NewsNotes by email! In it they got a 1st Glimpse of my latest art project, learned about what was new this month in the studio (I will be sharing that here very soon! 🙂 ), and received a Creativity IDEA to try. I want to regularly give IDEAS, to those who receive the Studio NewsNotes, ~ a Something to try for adding more Creativity to their daily lives!

The Creativity IDEA from the July Studio NewsNotes was:

* Sit in a different spot in a room!…in a classroom, office conference meeting, or living room watching TV. What do you notice? Anything new?… A different perspective?

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As a Thank-You, you will receive FREE, “10 Somethings To Try”, Adding More Creativity to Life.” It is a list of 10  Creativity IDEAS to get you started trying new and different things, gathering and generating many ideas, and experiencing and viewing life from different angles! 

What is a Something you do to encourage Creativity in your life, work, or creative projects? 🙂  

A Time to Just “Be” ~ Idea Gathering.

I find summer is a wonderful time to just Be, reminiscent of the long, hot summer days of my childhood. With slower days comes less expectations of how much I have to accomplish! But even though the pace slows, it doesn’t mean nothing is actually happening…

Sky Clouds

 

I have time to explore simple daily things, to swing in a hammock and watch the white clouds float by, to work in the dirt in the garden’s flower bed, listen to the birds’ songs and watch the flowers grow, and to think and dream about ideas. It is a time in the creative process called Idea Gathering.

 

 

Inspirations, impressions, and ideas are all around us everyday!

Pot of Zinnas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes you even find art in the most ordinary of places…

Garden Tools

This kind of idea gathering informs my life…and my art.  It helps me in life to more creatively problem-solve, renew my body and spirit, and encourage new ways of seeing things! As an artist, this is a process where I explore, experience, and renew my motivation to design and create new visual expressions…

There are new things happening in the studio that I will continue to share in the slow summer days ahead! 🙂 For a First Glimpse at my new art in process, more Creativity Ideas to try, and studio Happenings, I invite you to Sign-Up Here for the Studio NewsNotes and join other Art Lovers, Art Collectors, and Creatives in Life!