There certainly are no limits to the creative lengths Nature will go to astound . . . Some of these wonders are so bizarre that one has to ask if they indeed are real. Click on the Be Amazed link below and be taken to a series of photos that may just challenge your beliefs . . . while at the same time open your mind to the absolute wonder of this planet on which we live . . .
"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." - - Socrates
In Morocco, goats climb up Argan trees in order to eat its fruit.
I can barely contain myself !!! Today, alone, I have been included in 4 more Treasury Collections on Etsy . . .
It's particularly interesting to me to observe the uniqueness and diversity of each curator . . The range of the choices for each Treasury collection, as well as, the individuality of each of their Etsy shops.
I invite you to visit the collections and the individual shops for some major creative inspiration!!
Coloring for adults has taken off like wildfire in the last few years. "Not only is it calming and good for your health, it's just fun! The demand is increasing exponentially as the word spreads,” says Matthew Lore of The Experiment publishing group. Play or Pay was initially created as a guidebook offering 77 fun-filled ideas to inspire and motivate you to a more “play-full” approach to life . . . and a lot more FUN!
Now with the increased popularity of coloring books for adults, it seemed a perfect opportunity to use the book in a whole new way. The black and white whimsical illustrations by Theresa Burns-Maler, are a perfect canvas for some creative expression.
Coloring can be viewed as a form of mindfulness . . . creating a Zen-like atmosphere. It's an ideal opportunity to unplug and zone-out and in so doing, provide comfort, relieve stress, help you to relax and actually life your mood.
It will help unlock your imagination, increase your ability to focus, and forget, if only for a little while, the concerns of life . . .
More than a year has passed since I last wrote a post . . . Maybe I'll share about what transpired and what changes occurred at some point in the future. In the meantime, what I can say is that it seemed as though my creative energy got switched off . . . and it's taken this long to get it turned back on. I did begin drawing again a few weeks ago and I also started to work on my Etsyand Zazzle Shops. The ultimate spark that launched me back to the page was an email I received earlier from The Heart of Innovation which is the name of the blog put out by Idea Champions. I can't remember how I ever discovered them but I know it was years ago . . . and I just Love everything they put out! I've shared their posts here many times in the past.
When I saw the title of today's post, though, I just about flipped . . . for years now I have been musing about the theme of "Late Bloomers - It's Never Too Late to Create." I did some research, collected a bunch of articles . . . and then stopped. It's clear to me that while I've had many instances of stopping . . . the world keeps moving . . . and so Creativity Late in Life and Gene Cohen's The Creative Age.
My work may still be sitting in a file folder but at least I've been motivated to write this post and share some really cool information with you. Click on the link below the picture for a terrific slide show . . . Be inspired . . .