“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Images from Pinterest and Zza Zza Bellagio
I have put away all of my art supplies for a while, as I am feeling an urgent need to give myself a much needed break from all the thinking that goes along with all the creative doing! I have to put everything completely out of sight so that I am not stimulated out of habit, to do something. Every artist goes through this phase from time to time and knows it is a necessary one, so that we can replenish our inspiration wells.
I never know how long it will take me to feel creative again…..I have learned just to let myself be. I call this retreat from creativity, “my dream time.” In dream time, I become highly observant, reflective and enjoyably free. I spend more time thinking about and appreciating my blessings of family and friend relationships, and the beauty I see in them, and in the world wide view around me. In dream time, observation and contemplation, replenish my creative spirit.
IN DREAM TIME, I SEE BEAUTY EVERYWHERE……………………
Images from: Awesome Spaces, Sisterwolf, Pinterest, Gypsy Purple.
The latest art doll sculpture I have completed is named, “Dream Catcher“. This sculpture is my way of bringing into symbolic form, the elements of dreaming all things possible. Like dreaming the world into being a better place to be! Dream of Peace!
“You may say I am a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us
and the world will be as one.”
Can we dream this dream together? Just imagine what could happen!
I confess, I am a dreamer and one who loves the artistry of dream catchers. Having originated in native cultures, dream catchers, symbolize catching and holding onto the good dreams we have.
Dream catchers are intricate and yet visually beautiful in their simplicity, whether in a handmade work of art by someone, or in the miraculous and delicate artwork of a little spider.
I was inspired to make these dream catchers out of discarded crochet doilies, that I found in a thrift shop. I imagine they were lovingly made by some woman who spent hours weaving her own dreams into these beautiful, colorful mandala-like artworks. The catchers I made, I like to believe, now hold the dreams of many, including my own……..