Tuesday’s Inspiration

 A new tradition. Each Tuesday I will share a painting, a poem, a piece of writing, or a photograph that has brought me inspiration, made me pause, made me think. I encourage you to share your own inspiration in the comments, or link to your own inspiring find…

The Tower of Blue Horses
Franz Marc, 1913

Image credit: allposters

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art in bloom

I can’t believe it is already mid-May
I have been neglecting this space on the over-crowded internet completely. But after much thought, I am returning, as this blog is (for me) a combination of the good of twitter (documentation) and Flickr (photography) – but with more artistic control over both. I struggle with why and what and what’s the point, but I guess those things will be answered as I go…
A couple weeks back, I visited “Art in Bloom” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Local florists are assigned a piece of art to represent with plants. The results were interesting and beautiful. Here are some of my favorites:

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I wish I had the proper credits for these works of art and their corresponding floral arrangement. What an awesome idea, I look forward to going to this again. I left the museum feeling so completely relaxed and utterly charged to create again. The feeling carried with me for a few days, until the stress of work squashed what was left of it. But that did impress upon me the value of spending time with art and creations of beauty; the need to recharge ourselves with inspiration every so often. The marked difference in my mood and state of mind- light, anxiety free, just plain relaxed- was clearly caused by taking time out to enjoy something beautiful. That lesson in refreshment resonates with me, and I plan to get back to this feeling more and more often.
Here are some other works I really enjoyed (and again, sorry I don’t have the artist credits!)

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