I have started Inspiredbynaturelife blog to express my thoughts on nature, work with kids in nature, art, science, and other things that interest me. I hope this blog becomes a place of conversations with you. I am a non-tech person and am more at home digging in the dirt than playing with the latest gadgets, but I feel the need to not be left behind completely. Of course, blogs aren't exactly a new thing, but I think it will be fun.
The name of this blog is Inspiredbynaturelife. It's a bit corny, I guess, but I am inspired by nature and most of the subjects in my art are based on what I see in nature. I find that time in nature calms me, helps me think clearly, makes me happy, and helps me be creative. I always find something amazing on walks. Last Sunday, I was struck by how beautiful grass can be. The green carpet of lush grass and winter veg was so bright that it almost hurt the eyes. Jacob and I walk at Hornsby Bend almost every Sunday morning, but this Sunday was when grass made me want to turn into a deer or cow and grab a bite. Have you ever heard the sound of ducks dabbling? It is a cross between rice crispies, rain drops hitting a sidewalk, and someone walking in soggy shoes. I love to hear the sound of ducks snacking. I can't help but smile when I hear it, and it has given me an idea for a duck painting. Of course, I can not paint the sound of ducks, but I will think of the sound while painting. Does nature inspire you? Does it turn you into a cow, or give you involuntary smiles? How do you express your inspiration? Please share things that inspire you.