Above: a photo snapped during the November 2018 Spark series on the CMP.
Episode 335 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast Spark
In this spark episode of the CMP, days 4-9 in this series of November light, gratitude, seeing, awareness, and reflection.
- Muted morning light provides an opportunity to see the lines and layers of the shapes in the distance with more clarity, day by day
- Mornings continue to be diffuse and very, very pale in color
- The color thesaurus (not something I use but I was intrigued in finding it) and the power of specificity when it comes to language and description
- My drawing project this month is a repeat of the one I did two years ago, and even though I didn’t have a plan, a theme has started to unfold
- Smoke from the Camp Fire (CA) moved in…
Quotes in this episode:
“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads. It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.” — Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.” — Kate DiCamillo
“Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet. — Leonardo da Vinci
Reminder about Related Old Shows:
Are you doing a gratitude project this month or a month that revolves around “seeing” or mindfulness? If not, I really encourage you to consider a project that will have meaning for you this month. I talked about many different kinds of gratitude projects last year. You can find last year’s Spark shows compiled in Episodes 268, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 280, 282, 283.
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