|Little Fish, Big Pond|
encaustic and encaustic collagraph print on birch 12x24
I used some of the encaustic collagraph prints from this post and enhanced them with wax
Metaphorically speaking, water for the creative soul is an good way of looking at things and it was kind of resonating with me (being a water girl myself). I liked the idea of the creative flow or spirit as a river and the beautiful watery flow of being in the creative zone. We nourish our creative soul with this flow of ideas and the ability to create and bring these ideas to be out in the world through paint, writing, cooking, quilting, knitting whatever. Being we are talking of flowing water here, there is a constant and endless river to keep us going. But the key is to let it be so.
Yet, if we block that river with little dams of excuses, or pollutants of all kinds whether self or other - the magical flow slows. If we are not careful or observant, over time, clogs build. We may not notice the constriction, the restriction because there still is a trickle that comes through - less and less as it gets choked into silence. We move on, the creative soul is no longer fed and we start to wonder why we are feeling a deep thirst within ourselves. Hopefully, we never get to the point of desert and dunes and no oasis in sight. But, the take away here is that we need to be mindful of our thirst for creativity and the need to find an outlet and most importantly, let the river flow freely without constriction. Drink deeply and let the current carry you away.
Happy Friday everyone!!