Wednesday, March 20, 2013

279/365: Artist at the Vernal Equinox

Today I made:
the switch out of hibernation mode...

Today there are exactly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night. Hello vernal equinox!

I yawned and stretched and stepped out of my cave for a long walk. I found these brilliant orange flowers. (How lovely are they next to the blue curb?!) It may not seem like a big deal, but for me, being drawn to a random color combination is like my muse whispering in my ear, "Inspiration is coming!" Not to mention, orange has always been my symbolic color for energy, so I think it was a sign from the flowers :)

The great outdoors, fresh air, warm sun, soft breezes- they all bring a heightened awareness and energy. Nature is one of my greatest inspirations, and the spring season means I'll be spending more time in nature.

I know, I know! I can't really complain because San Diego "winter" is kind of a joke, but I'm particularly sensitive when it comes to seasonal changes. In the winter months I always seem to slow down and lay low. So does my motivation and creative output. This Winter, I spent a good deal of time eating and reading, searching for cozy holes to bury my head, and stockpiling creative ideas. I learned to be gentle with myself and realized that my creative ebbs and flows may very well coincide with the seasons.

Let there be Spring! Let there be flow!
Today I switch out of hibernation mode. I turn my face towards the sun

and I bloom.

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