Inspire Me Thursday just listed their muse for the week, which is the title of this post. It feels fun to celebrate earth day with art. Three things come to mind that I would like to share for this subject.
1) I was wandering through the woods on Earth Day two years ago and a duck in a startled state flew from its resting place at the base of a tree. Since it flew away, in my curiosity I stepped close to see what a duck was doing there and found it's nest. Now this is a wonderful example of reuse and recycle!
2) Last week a friend, Mister T, made me a desk for my workspace, I completely consider this a piece of art! It is a wonderful piece that fits beautifully in my tiny cabin. The legs came from trees on his land. The supporting sticks we found while walking along the river, they were chopped down by beavers !!! And the top I found at what we lovingly call the Olney Mall, which is the green boxes (dumpsters) near the tiny town of Olney. This is where us country folk take our garbage, we have no trash pick up. Someone had thrown a door in the bin because there was a hole in it, but the wood has beautiful grain! I snagged it.
3) My passion is photography, yet recently dabbling in drawing, illustration and painting has occurred. This little painting was colored with red wine, coffee, watercolors, and ink pen. I figure wine and coffee stain cloths just fine, so I used them as paint. They are soft colors, the sphere is wine, the wings and some of the bubbles above are coffee.
Growing up as a teenager, my mother began writing on the walls of our house. She told us that anyone who had something "worth" saying was welcome to do the same. I only remember one thing I wrote "wear it out and use it up, make it do or do without". I am not sure where I heard this saying but it was meaningful to me. Ecology was a word being used often those days and I took great joy in being creative in making things I had or found fill the need of the moment.