Celebrating Creativity

Hi I'm Kadira Jennings, welcome to Unfolding Creativity, a portal to Abundance Through Creativity.

I am a creative artist celebrating and encouraging the creative in all of us.

My blog is a discussion, and creativity resource. Please take your time, look around and join the conversation if you would like to.
It is my passionate belief that we all have deep within us a creative genius just waiting for half a chance to get out no matter what field we work or play in.

''There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.''
Martha Graham

At the moment all is upside down in my world!

Moving Boxes upside down

Moving turns the world upside down

Sometimes life has a way of giving us a boot in the proverbial B…..   Its my turn now! Sometimes we know we need to change things and don’t for what ever reason until we get no choice – the universe steps in and goes – Hmm here’s a gentle (or not so gentle) push to get you going!!

Moving turns the world upside down

Change = All is in a state of flux

The biggest challenge with this for me seems to be learning to think forwards not back.  Backwards (upstream) contains all the bad old habits and things that don’t work which I for one seem ever ready to cling to at the first opportunity.  It’s all about change management. How graceful are we with all of that?  Navigating the waters of change requires letting go of the oars and stopping that frantic upstream paddling.  Why? Because at the end of the day the stream will have its way and if I’m facing up stream my eye will not be on the opportunity that is coming up.

So all of this means I’m looking for,  among other things, a new studio …….  Artists Studio Wanted!!! If you hear of one going – please let me know – you know the kind of thing…. roomy, high ceilings, south facing light, lots of natural light, ocean waves in the distance, trees, limed and polished floorboards, couches, easels, big open fireplace  or pot belly stove at one end store room off to the side, toilet, shower, …….   well I know – I’m just letting the universe know what would be nice. – I’ll keep you posted on what comes up!

What would your ideal studio look like?

Happy New Year!

!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

A day early I know – fact is I’m going to be travelling New Year’s Eve so I thought I’d just post on my regular day anyway. I want to wish all of you, my fabulous readers,  a wonderfully abundant year in 2011. Thank you all for coming and being part of this creative journey.

I know there are many of you out there who read and don’t comment – I’m honoured that you spend some of your precious time here thank you.   And those of you who have taken time to comment – a heart felt hug and please keep joining the conversation – it makes it all worth while.

I leave you with some images of where I’m headed for the next two weeks, for some creative rest and recreation!

Sunset Waitete Bay

Sunset Waitete Bay

This is the view off the side deck of our beach house looking down towards the bay.

Waitete Hills

Waitete Hills

And this is what you see looking out the back.

Waitete Window

Waitete Window

And last but not least – here is the view out the window as you lie in bed ! Pure Bliss! – HAPPY NEW YEAR.

So where does your inspiraton come from for your creativity?  Does it fall out of the sky? Rush out and trip you up as you walk along or sneak its way into your dreams?  It is different for all of us.  Something that really charges up my creative batteries is travel.  There are always so many new things to look at and experience.  However, not just any old where will do.  I find that returning to my native country is balm for my soul and I always find something new to pique my interest.

I’m off to NZ on New Year’s Eve  – a wonderfully creative way for me to begin the coming year….. I’m very excited. Of course it’s more than just the trees and hills, there is an intrinsic connection to the spirit of the place that draws me.   I find I have similar connections to Italy and England as well.

Flotsam at Waitete Bay

Flotsam at Waitete Bay

I love the textures and subtle colours in this photo.

Thatched Cottage at Avesbury

Thatched Cottage at Avesbury

Here is a piece of quintessential England.

Venetian  Canal

Venetian Canal

Lastly – a tranquil backwater in one of my favourite places.

Iona is an artist I love.  Her art is so often quirky, imaginative and uplifitng.  Her most recent post encourages one to float down the river instead of fighting the current in reaching for what we want.  To allow our connection to Source and be gentle with ourselves. Look at the beautiful work she has done illustrating this concept.

Did I Dream This 2 -artist Donna Iona Drozda

Did I Dream This 2 -artist Donna Iona Drozda

She also does wonderful drawings, Check out this page from her sketchbook on Flicker – go and have a look!

I was in the Sydney CBD  last week where renovating has been going on FOR-EVA!  I happened to glance through a partly open doorway of one of the unfinished shops to see some fascinating lights.

Mysterious new lights,Wrapped Chandeliers

A Chandalier With A Difference

Wrapped chandaliers -  photo taken during shop refurbishment.

Mysterious new lights

Unusual Lights - Wrapped chandaliers

A New Lighting Solution?

This is proving to be a very thought provoking exercise – on the subject of secret codes.  The more I delve into the topic the more I realize how much of our lives are coded.  Symbols and symbolism are  forms of coding.  It  is everywhere from language, represented by a huge variety of written alphabets, to street signs and even color and music.  Today’s page in the sketchbook is all about color.

Every color has a particular vibrational wave length.  We live in a vibrational universe where everything from the cells in our bodies to the molecules in the mountains are vibrating – all at different rates, consequently the colors we wear and surround ourselves with affect how we feel and even act.

Over time, different colors have come to symbolize different emotions and states of being. It is well to bear in mind however that culturally not all colors have the same representation .

Sketchbook Project - Color, a page showing the meanings of color

The Meaning Of Colors

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