Lessons from a Travel Diary II
Travelling and The Creative Process…..
Well isn’t all of life a journey really? Aren’t we travelling through the cosmos on a huge ball of matter, hurtling along at incredible speeds? It’s all about perspective really.
Our exterior journey reflects the interior journey. One of the great things about travelling and the development of your creativity is that it offers you a different perspective and not just the obvious things like, culture, scenery and customs. It also takes you out of your comfort zone, away from the familiar, which can totally unnerve you or you can surrender to the adventure of it all and dive into the new world you find yourself within.
I don’t know about you, but I always find myself so charged up and eager to create when I come back from my travels. I think this is what Julia Cameron has in mind when she asks you to take yourself on an Artist Date every week. It is like a mini vacation, a small hiccup taking us from the humdrum of life into the possibility of discovering something extraordinary. After all, as artists and creators, is that not what we are trying to accomplish when we birth a creation, be it a book, a film, a poem or an artwork? Aren’t we offering others a small step into the alternate universe of the world we have created?
So travelling allows us to bring back a bit of something else from somewhere else. To add to our creative store house in the castle of our memory. Here are some snippets of things I’ve bought back with me from this trip. You can focus on the big…
From the Macrocosm to the Microcosm…. or the detail, each have something to offer and a different kind of beauty in their own way.
Look at the amazing, subtle tones and colours in this picture above, of flotsam washed up on the beach. The things in Nature, always complement each other so beautifully.
This Weeks Question: By travelling to somewhere new this week, what can you find in Nature to be amazed by? Please share your thoughts below.
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