A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
” The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.”
-Ezra Pound, poet (30 Oct 1885-1972)
So true !
I love the leisure time I get when I go away in September to my favourite campground for 3 weeks. I have just enjoyed my 6th annual, creative retreat.
It isn’t true ‘on the ground, tarp over your head’ type of camping. Been there, done that ! Now, in my senior years I ‘camp’ in a 27′ trailer, with electricity, fridge, oven, microwave, furnace and airconditioning ! All the conveniences of home but without the distraction of TV, friends and relatives. Sure, some show up for a weekend but the majority of 3 weeks is spent in solitary. Lots of time to spend 2-3 days just vegging and planning. I take my sewing machine, sketch pads, journals and enough sewing supplies to get at least one pre-planned project done. My brain starts to sort out the fluff and starts settling on the creative, enjoying every minute of the leisure. Having one of the Great Lakes at my doorstep, the forest over my head and wildlife all around sure doesn’t hurt either !
I am so lucky to be able to do this !