Sunday, May 18, 2008

FROM THE ARTIST BACKYARD #2

"In solitude, we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us." - Virginia Woolf

SUNSET FROM THE BACKYARD It is very necessary for me to nurture my creativity daily. Whenever I am home, at the end of the day I go to our backyard, to reclaim my solitude. I stop whatever I am doing and give passionate attention to my inner life. I take time to notice the details around me. Simply gazing at the sunset is calming and encourages my creativity. This is one of the sunset views that I captured from our backyard. If you look closely at this photo, the electric post below the sunset looks like the Golden Gate Bridge silhouette. The sky cape with dark violet and orange is very inspiring.

SUNSET FADING INTO HORIZON Mother nature's palette is a rich source of inspiration. Just looking at the sunset is sure to ignite me and be ready for tomorrow with all the painting challenges before me. I rarely grow tired of where I live. Taking a few steps toward our backyard is not a herculean effort. Nothing seems to refresh me quite so much as seeing the beautiful sunset. Change is an excellent remedy for tired feeling. By change I do not mean taking a trip by car to far away places. We can transform and refresh our outlook just by enjoying the sunset with its many changing colors. A free show without spending a fortune on gallons of gasoline. This is a simple pleasure that sometimes we forget and take for granted.

12 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

This is so well said! It really is important to take time for quiet and reflection. Your photos and your thoughts are beautiful.

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-thanks for your encouraging comment. Love it.

Angel said...

Wonderful photo and reflections about meditation. Thanks for sharing tip on how you get inspired.

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- Glad you drop by. Artist are not super beings and needs daily inspiration too.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

whe4re we die are not important but the memories of we lived are priceless. Art displays self No such thing as lousy art.Just lousy feels that will pasds Remember the good dispell the bad with time

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog today.

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-thanks again for your comforting words. I know that this lousy feeling will not linger. In time I will better and forget athe passing away of our dog. Hopefully I will again paint with passion.

Aspiring Artist said...

My thoughts exactly. Love the matching photo with the quotation.

Ebb Tide said...

AA- Glad to read your nice comment.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

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arcelsuley said...

Like you ,I love my home and my backyard...we have created a place of relaxation and literally taking the time to smell the roses and watch all the different species of birds and just be amazed at God's great creation.I keep on reading the creation story and I just love the fact that after God finished His creations He always ended..."God looked over all that He had made and it was excellent in every way.

Ebb Tide said...

Cely-thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, all God's creations are excellent.