Saturday, December 4, 2010

Reverb10 - Wonder

#Reverb10 - Using the month of December to blog about the year . . . read about it here. You can join too.

Writing prompt for December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)

Wonder. One definition is ‘to think or speculate curiously’. Another is ‘to be filled with admiration, amazement or awe’.
I kept my sense of wonder throughout the year first by taking walks in my favorite park. The is something very wonder-ous about the colors, lines and the shape of a rose, whether it is budding or completing the cycle. I have been amazed many times by the beauty of nature in flowers and in animals such as peacocks.

To me, speculating curiously equals creativity. Though the year of 2010 has been extremely stressful and trying, I maintained my efforts to experience ‘creativity time’ by spending time doing experiments with fabric and beads and paint metals and gel mediums, etc. I have made the time to gather with others who value ‘creative wondering’. I have visited, with friends, and been delighted by the studios of other artists.

I also created the opportunity to be the catalyst or facilitator of wonder for others by teaching a class in mixed media for fabric. There is nothing quite like providing the space and materials that give others the incentive to speculate curiously and experiment with abandon.

Wonder has been alive and well in 2010.

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