Thursday, January 8, 2009
brenda asked me in a comment on one of my recent posts if i've ever done a sunset collage. i thought to myself 'i've done a few, i guess'. so tonight i looked thru all my art files and photo files and located quite a few -- more than i realized, actually.
i'm thinking that i may just be starting into the sunset phase of my life. the edges of my big, wide open sky are just starting to tinge with a bit of rosy glow.
life is full of anticipation of the bright colors, oohs and aahs still to come.
as the rosy glow grows and intensifies i feel exhilarated, seeking the light and the pleasures of all life's little blessings.
this late mid-life glow spurs my creativity and a desire to grow and soar in ways i've never allowed myself before. life is just too sweet and precious to waste one moment.
as i look into the broad expanse of this gorgeous sunset, my thoughts turn to the future and all i want to still be and become. there are melancholy moments of looking back but mostly they just serve as the wind beneath my wings -- the inspirational nudge i need to push on in my creative journey.
so, yes, i've collaged a few sunsets and relish the knowledge that i have many, many more sunsets to come -- artistically, physically and spiritually. after all, this creative journey only started in february 2007, the date of my first torn paper collage. my quest has only just begun.
so this year, i'll make the sunset my totem for living a creative life filled with hope, peace, love and joy. although, it looks like perhaps it was my secret, subliminal totem for the last two years.
Posted by julie king at 6:45 PM