There's an amazing feeling when you create something in a medium dear to you that imbues the project with its own special, dare I say it, spark of joy. And what sparks up one person might feel meh to someone else. In which case—don't art that way! Borrowing a little from the oft misunderstood, Marie Kondo, life is too short to spend time creating things that don't thrill, excite or otherwise move you in some way.
James Norwood Pratt wrote, "Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty." I revel in artistry of all types—visual, written, spoken, sang, danced, a blog post about what you love that can be artistic... beauty comes in so many forms, and it isn't in me to try to limit it.
Make mine starlight
illuminating dusky beauty
and dancing off the awful bright
of a fairy tale forest
with no shortage of terror and ecstasy.
Find more of her gorgeously thrilling images in her Etsy store.
Song Choice: It's Your Thing by the Isley Brothers
The poem is linked to Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Tuesday Platform and Poets United Poetry Pantry 437.
So Dear Groovers, tell me in the comments section about things that thrill you creatively (and I'm using thrill in the most expansive way possible—I consider love and horror to be thrilling in their own way). If you have a cyber home where you show off your creative sparks, share the link and tell me how they thrill you. Or just catch me up with what's going on with you.