If you are a creative type, where do you find your inspiration? Who lights or inspires you to study in a certain direction, technique, or subject? One of my inspirations are the large flowers painted by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), artist and ‘Mother of American Modernism’.
“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ~ (Georgia O’Keeffe).
No… I cannot draw or paint and I am not anywhere in comparison to O’Keeffe’s art, but I do have a camera and the desire. She inspires me to keep working on my images, including this one of my many flowers. There are always such surprises and beauty found in their structures and essence. Like many other artists, progressive improvement is the end goal throughout it all and to keep working at it, no matter your medium.
Thank you for visiting today ~ terre
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A Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled, as to console,
To be understood, as to understand,
To be loved, as to love,
For it is in giving that we receive and
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
If this prayer speaks to you, please feel free to share. Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre
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I haven’t been on my blog this month much as life has just been in the way, especially re-doing some areas of my nest before winter comes. As with most home improvement projects, things tend to stack up and spread to other rooms to now eventually have to do something to them too… kind of like knocking down a row of dominoes, but not as much fun. Part of the sorting out of what can go and what do I keep are my books, my treasures. Writers without books? Really!
However, my favorite author, Pat Conroy has been a welcome distraction and yes he will live forever on my book shelf. If you have never heard of him, he definitely is worth your time. You will also enter and make new discoveries of the low-country and it’s endless salt-marshes and way of life. I had never seen a salt-marsh until I discovered Hunting Island, South Carolina and Pat Conroy about the same time. His first book I read ‘Beach Music’ took me into a world of what it was like growing up there with a beach close at hand, turtle nests, and a southern way of life with a rich history but not glamorized, and families with real problems that are universal.
His next book, ‘The Water is Wide’ a novel, is based on his real life experience of being an idealistic new teacher and the local politics that played out as he tried to introduce and provide a stimulating education to a group of students racially, geographically, and socially isolated from the broader world just across the waters of their small island that they were totally unaware that even existed.
If you have not read Pat, you might want to give him a try. A truly nitty-gritty, but eloquent writer who inspires me to keep at it with computer, pad, and pen. Who has inspired you as a writer?
Thank you for visiting today and to those in the Northern Hemisphere… Happy Fall! ~ terre
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