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Today’s Prompt #1:

Honor an Artist. Send some love to an artist who inspires you.
Share their work, and tell us (and them) what you enjoy about their work.

IF YOU aren’t familiar with artist Andy Goldsworthy, you’re in for a treat. If you ARE familiar with him, you’re still in for a treat because this is a reminder to go back and soak in some of his goodness right away!

Original, soulful, patient, dedicated, passionate, creatively unique–all these adjectives only begin to describe his reverent approach to nature and to his connection with it.

You can google him and find myriad images of his works, along with books and a not-to-be-missed film, too, called Rivers and Tides. Enjoy.

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“Natural sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy. … Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world.”

 

I like to think there are children in these Seattle outdoor preschools who are just as inspired every day as Andy G.

 

Today’s prompt #2:

Mix It Up. Work with a brand new art medium or mix two mediums that you’ve never mixed before. Let go of expectations and simply play.

LAST night I had trouble getting to sleep. Tossed and turned for at least two hours. But one good thing came of it–I dreamed up a couple of mediums I want to mix and play with in an experimental project. I plan to use natural twigs and thin threads and will probably end up incorporating other elements as well. I’ll post more photos as these pieces progress. I feel this is going to take a while and be purposefully meditative.

 

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