Are you a person in the moving crowd standing still, silent and absorbing the world around you? Does the artist, notice the little things which others walk past or stomp over? It is not their fault, they were not designed to appreciate nature, or treasure the rainbow of colours dappled along the busy highway we call a life.
I love that part of the day when everything softens in a golden light. I see the world in many hues especially after painting, everything around me is fodder for my next creative outlet. Whether it be writing, painting or photography. I am swept up in the flight of an eagle soaring high in the clouds or watching a lady-beetle crawl in between my toes. It is all useful material I gather to place in the back ground of my stories.
For a long time I thought it a waste of time, yet my passion for people watching never went away. I listen to conversations and store certain bits for my characters. Human nature is fascinating and forever changing.
Consider this, we are the lucky ones, this is your opportunity to express yourself and tell your story with a richness and clarity drawn from real life observations. For those of you not quite there yet, take another look at your world what do you see? How could you capture it in your own style. Appreciate what is around your daily life.
As I begin to unleash the writer inside I give thanks there are people like me all over the globe who record the moments in time captivated by the simple pleasure of being alive. I dare you to share your findings with the world and help them to see what we see.