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Monday, January 28, 2013

Blue Monday-finding sublimity in our surroundings

Blue Monday

Rise and shine!
It's Monday.
Raise yourself out of the past and into a new day.
Look who has come to join me for breakfast.
It's hard to feel too blue when I look out my window and see this.
How can you not look at nature and not be inspired?
Walt Whitman said,"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
What would the landscape look like without nature. Surely what would artists paint, photographers shoot or poets write about.
Here's a thought for today.
Without nature what would the major master pieces of artwork be?
Nature is everywhere, landscapes, seascapes, animals.
Now think, what is the rest of the artists painting if not nature?
My guess is the relationship people have to nature, abstract, man-made structures and feelings.
Nature has colors and shapes we can all relate to easily. Without too much thought we recognize trees, mountain, oceans.
A question for today,
Why do humans feel so moved and inspired by nature?
Today's challenge is for you to draw something in nature to moves you in an inspired way.
Be Inspired,
~Jean