"Inspiration"shares the same root word as the Spanish word "inspirar". Inspiration means "a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul". Inspirar means "to inspire" or, my personal favorite, "to breathe in or inhale". Combine the two: "a divine influence directly and immediately breathed in and exerted upon the mind or soul." How often to we let ideas in just as we let breath in? How often to we let those ideas express themselves through the inspiration we've been given? In other words, how often to we ACT on our inspiration? This is me acting on mine. Louise Hay said that creativity, inspiration, "if you will allow it, you are divinely guided by spirit at all times. Know that Spirit makes no mistakes. When there is a strong desire within you to express or create something, know that feeling is divine discontent. Our longing is our calling." I have felt great satisfaction in allowing my "inspiration" to guide me, acting on my impulses and expressing what comes to mind. I am not looking for perfection, but rather I allow what ever I draw to be and it is beautiful.
I have always loved to draw and paint. Drawing in graphite and charcoal has been my favorite. I love how I can blend and create texture in various shades of the same color. I have named the sketchbook "Beauty in the World Around Me." As a sign says that my sister has in her home "Life if Beauty Full." Each image is something that surrounds me that brings me joy because of its beauty. Here are the first four drawings with brief explanations.
|"View From Balcony" I know a rundown old blue van usually is not|
a cause for a reflection on beauty but I love this van. It is retro, blue
and cool. It inspired me.
|"Brooklyn Sleeps" Of course this is the first of probably many|
images of Brooklyn. She. Is. So. Beautiful.