I LOVE Dr. Seuss as well as the Lorax Village you had a chance to see. How fun is that?!?!? You are right, Dr. Seuss certainly did have a magical way of relating difficult issues to children. It made me want to share the story of the Lorax with my niece & nephew. My mind twirled thinking about how I could share nature with them. Perhaps some fairy houses are needed in my garden! For my ReVision I started by Iayering paint and collage papers then added the whimsical fuchsia flowers (a favorite plant in a hanging summer basket). I have always found these flowers to be fascinating and complex. I was inspired by the Dr. Seuss quote,
“Sometimes the questions are complicated but the answers are Simple.”
It made me think of the simple things we can do each day to make the world a better place. Thanks for sharing!
Your Vision photo this time around is one I want to frame and put up in my house. This image reminded me of the weathered antique textbooks that I have in my studio so took them out and began paging through them. I also noticed that my neighbors Water Ash tree has peeling bark just like your Birch tree. I took some pictures and samples of this bark, brought them back to my studio and began mixing and combining these with with the text pages. I took several days of arranging and then rearranging until I found a combination that I liked. It is this process of decision making during the creative process that is hard to teach but can be cultivated over time. This part of an art practice (the editing) is one I believe takes years to develop. I still have more to learn with editing and making decisions to match my thoughts with what I am seeing with the materials. This is the kind of thing I think we could talk about for hours! I am sure we will when you come to visit this Spring!