Friday 15 March 2013

imagine possibility.... by Lisa DeYoung


Reading this excerpt from Mary Oliver's poem, Wild Geese, gave me pause to reflect my sense of place in the world.

I truly feel at home where I live – the wide open sky (which is in the photo above), the sound of the river flowing, the mountains that surround me, my friends and community, the little house that I share with my hubby, my studio and online community...

And yet sometimes I feel lonely and out of place – comparing myself to others, feeling I am not enough.

I love the idea that the world offers itself to your imagination.

Our imagination holds so much possibility.

When I find myself feeling lonely and out of place, I will turn to my imagination – and possibility.

How can your imagination help you discover your sense of place in the world?

Artwork Note: If you've seen my first few posts on Creative Dream Journals (here and here), you will know that each includes a piece of my lettering art. It is my intention to share a piece of my art each month – as an exploration in my love of lettering, and turning to my imagination for possibility. My imagination, and trust, will be key in this sharing as I draw inspiration from other artists, strive not to compare myself, and shed feelings of not enough. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my work!

Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid, is a creative, independent spirit who loves to explore and play outdoors. She lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure, a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and hopes to inspire others to do the same. She is also an entrepreneur providing innovative business support, including graphic design services, for passionate creative entrepreneurs.

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