There it is, in front of you, the page.
Empty, Waiting….sshhhhh, whisper softly…the page awaits…
A blank page can be overwhelming in its potential…shall you write, draw, paint or walk a way ? Today’s topic began one way, in a blink it became about trees. Creativity often works that way…you may think it will be one way but the variables start to dance about and presto, another way presents itself.
Imagine the nature of trees as they give so much to us as environmental friends and symbolic allies. The breath of life flows thru them from root to tippy top branch. How are you honoring your inner tree ? Do you live where there are trees or parks ? Have you touched the bark of a tree lately ? Visited a tree farm ? Watch how a backhoe digs a very wide and deep hole in the earth to plant a tree ? Maybe you have observed trees over time, from sapling to maturity ?
As the trees are transforming into the spectrum of colors this season, how are you connecting to the change of seasons within you ? Your leaves may also be changing colors and shedding, what are you noticing this season ?
Mini-Journal prompt: Tools: Pencil or charcoal and paper or any creative tool that calls to you….. Take the paper outside to a tree place it on the bark…rub the lead of the pencil/charcoal over the bark…notice the patterns that are left… in your journal either trace or re-draw the bark, do the first on slowly…like really really slowly….then increase the speed of your drawing….attend with your observable awareness your fingers, the pencil/paper and bark designs….
Observe your awareness as you participate in this process, notice what you are feeling or seeing that rises up in your imagination….either write your observation or just write one word which has come into your mind.