Creative Nudge Fridays is here!
It's all about Earth, art and you.
From the highest mountainous peaks to the deepest of canyons, Mother Earth creates, moves, shifts and exchanges energy with a natural sense of balance and purpose. Wherever we are we breathe her air, nourish our physical self with food grown in her rich soil, feel her breeze, are touched by her rains, drink her water and look up to her skies. Even under the thickest of urban fabric we remain intimately connected with her.
Here is a nudge to nurture your connection with nature and your own natural creative flow. Create a piece of earth art. Allow natural objects to be your materials using the earth (the ground itself) as your canvas. Your art can be as big or as small as you like. It might be a large spiral of stones you can walk around, a circle of flowers formed at your feet or a few feathers poked into the sand. It is whatever flows naturally from you.
Begin with a walk outdoors. You might step out in your yard, visit a local park, community garden, nature reserve, headland, river, lake, beach or perhaps take a stroll through a side alley near your home lined with some trees. Notice the natural and organic materials on your path and gather up what calls you. Your objects can be all of one type or they might vary. Trust whatever is on your path is exactly what you need right now, be it; pebbles, rocks, stones, shells, driftwood, twigs, bark, feathers, seed pods, pine cones, leaves, flowers, petals or whatever you find (or finds you!). Then, using the ground as your canvas create a piece of land art. Lay your objects in a formation that flows naturally from you and feels good to you. Allow your intuition to guide you.
Note, if you are unable to access a spot of nature outdoors due to weather, you can do this indoors using natural objects you may already have around your home or in your everyday environment.
Earth is with us in every breath. Nurturing the sacred connection to her daily is nourishment for our own natural creative flow.
To remind yourself that you are always connected to Earth wherever you physically are, take a pic of your earth art, then use the pic as your screen saver or wallpaper on your phone or computer.
If you give the nudge a go, comment below or be a part of the conversation on my Facebook Page. If you share your earthy art via Twitter or Instagram use the tag #creativenudgefridays so we can find you.
Create on, Jelena x
© Copyright Jelena Mrkich 2013.
Permission is granted to blog about this nudge or share this post and images within it freely on the condition that the author is credited and this byline is included. Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit JelenaMrkich.com or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.