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Creative Colors

Colors

Autumn, the season between summer and winter when the ripened crops are available, the breeze blows in cooler, and accumulation of color surrounds.   I appreciate the coolness in the weather, the various Holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving, but most of all the colors.  The sunrises and sunsets seem to enhance the glow of red, orange, yellow, and brown.  Hiking to an overlook to see the whole image of colors, the fall foliage, gives me inspiration to be creative.  This time of the year, I become inspired to decorate, create a costume and even bake.

It’s a time for the trees to prepare for winter.  As the days get shorter, the trees seem to indicate praise, as I see it, for the experience, the growth from spring and summer to go out before winter in a joy of color.  It gives me the feeling of hope, that this is not the end even with winter around the corner, but the colors give respect to the light reflected and the brightness to the trees’ substance that all will return, spring will come with newness.

 

 

Autumn

Harvest the Moment

Visually Bright,

Saturated Hues,

Plentiful Colors,

Illuminated Season,

Enlightened Celebration!

SGW

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Recycling of Creative Ideas

Enhancing the Old

I know everyone has heard the phrase, “Out with the old and in with the new.”  There are times when something does not live up to its purpose, being out-of- date, too slow, or the cost of repairs cost more than a newer model.   Before tossing, remember there is another saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  There are times too when something old can provide new or additional meaning to develop ideas to move forward.  Could it be that creative ideas are recycled, and the enduring ideas over time had more to offer than a product?

I needed some ideas and started searching through old pictures taken with an older camera.  I was one of those folks that thought a newer camera would give me better pictures, so to speak.  I was amazed at what I found.  With the matter of angles and lighting, I had done pretty well with that old camera, but what I discovered, I had captured some memorable times with family and friends.

What I discovered was I have those moments when I get caught up in the product, the achievement, the competition of the matter and forget the purpose, the results, and the reward of the moment.  There are so many sayings posted today giving excellent advice to slow down, absorb your surroundings, and appreciate right now, before it’s gone in a second.

I think, those creative ideas that I search for to complete a project, to improve a skill, or enhance productivity are stimulating motivators to pursue a dream, but there needs to be a balance with the old that helped and supported the foundation to carry on the weight of the new.  There needs to be several pillars of support that treasure each moment of the creative journey of life.

 

Renewed Notions

It may be a theory in time,

Accomplishments in history,

A dream in each season,

A way of life to learn,

Meant to be developed,

Its value to be respected,

An endless journey to behold,

To one another, passed on, it’ll grow.

SGW

Believing Gives Strength to Creativity

Morning Reflections

With each sunrise I observe, it always gives me the peaceful reassurance that new opportunities are on the rise.  There are times, I have had a new adventure that came knocking on the door, and other times, I have had to use my creative imagination to develop and unlock the door to optimistic opportunities.  The key has been with me, never to give up on hope.  To believe and absorb the wonder of the artistic splendor that is shown as a new day begins.

Each day brings on new challenges, new definitions to experiences, and new adventures to explore.  I have my days when things seem scattered like an unfinished puzzle, and moments when a piece seems to be missing, but stepping back to appreciate the newness of a sunrise gives hope that I will creatively find that piece as the sun begins to glow and completes the picture I set out to dream.


Journey to Living

Opportunities develop out of storms,
To cope, to struggle, makes new skills,
Treasures gained, the trust of a friend,
Faith, hope, and love are strengthened,
A better me in the development.
 
The storms of life may seem tough,
Pressures to restore may seem scary,
Feeling… too tired to make the climb,
Faith, hope, and love are strengthened,
A better me in the development.
 
Experiences, confirmation to living,
Some troublesome with a lesson,
Some pleasant with a gift to treasure,
Believing in the passion of dreams,
A better me in the development.
 
The heart has known hurt,
The body has known failure,
The mind has known forgetfulness,
The soul has known loneliness,
Yet, I develop into a better me.
 
God’s touch has been soft,
God’s reach has been comforting,
God’s hand has been strong,
God’s grace has been lifting,
God develops me into a better me.
 
Laughter has given strength,
Crying has drained the weakness,
Each day has been a journey,
Each moment of reconstruction,
Developing me into a better me.
 
I absorb and map the circumstances,
Calmly rejoice for who I am today.
I will witness results of my creativity,
Empowering me to move forward,
Developing me into a better me.

SGW

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