Thursday, July 16, 2009

Connections

This repost is part of the "Buried Treasures" project initiated by Seth at The Altered Page. I am relatively new at blogging and therefore did not have a lot to choose from. That being said this post seemed appropriate because I was musing on the wonders of blogging.

These past few days I have been reading the blog entries of many visual artists. It amazes me that we are from all over the globe, have completely different backgrounds, live completely different lives and yet our thoughts are so often similar. For instance, in a recent entry in Beyond Words, insanity was the topic of choice. Days earlier I found myself writing about sanity and insanity and how thinly veiled the latter was. Another topic was asemic writing, something I've done without realizing it had a name. In Identity I began writing a story about how our unique identity can be found in our fingerprints and our DNA. I was weaving this story through the ridges of my fingerprint but it eventually became asemic writing. It is a truly meditative process.






In the same vein, a few days ago I was reading Art Propelled where the weather was noted as an impedement to creating. The author is from South Africa where heat is the problem. Here in Canada winter has taken it's grip and -30 degree temperatures are paralyzing my creative mind. Opposites I know, but weather is weather.







I guess the point I'd like to make is that in some odd way the similarities really make me feel connected to something larger than I can imagine and I am finding that to be so beneficial. The most notable of the benefits for me is that being exposed to so much creativity is very stimulating. The images grab my attention, but it is the musings that captivate. I feel like I've come upon this great resource that is propelling me to create once again.

12 comments:

butterfly woman said...

Hi there,
I found your site as I was looking at Beyond Words site the other day. Then I saw your thumbprint here, your thoughts on asemic writing and how you love all forms of creativity.And how important musings are. Your words and images (so deep and heartfelt) resonate with who I am as well. I will be back to see your daily ponderings and hope you visit my site as well. I feel we have much in common.
P.S. I am relatively new to blogging too and have been mesmorized by the creations of others and now yours.

Robyn said...

I love to read musings too. We recognise similarities, respect differences and overall we strengthen our connection to other bloggers... (and now I'm repeating what you've just written). I agree wholeheartedly about musings being an inspiration. I thrive on them!

Thanks for the mention :-)

Karin said...

I am SO with you!! Everything you've written here has me going uh-huh, uh-huh! I get so jazzed by this interconnectedness, the synchronicity of ideas, the feeling of being a part of a bigger whole that is working towards some greater purpose that we are now able to get a glimpse of, through the medium of blogging. Pretty dang cool!
I didn't know I was doing 'asemic' writing until stumbling across the word in someone's writing, which led me to looking it up, which led me to seeing other artist's work using it and than I realized - wow, so that's what I'm doing!! and to find that SO many others are, and many of us didn't know that's what we were doing... I give myself a laugh thinking that maybe all of us are communicating, on some other plane, in some other world (Asemia?!), in some other language, behind our backs :) It's a peaceful world, in my imagining, and it's trying to get us back on track!

Thank you for connecting me. I've linked you on my blog :) Karin

notmassproduced said...

beautiful. i especially love those frosty images. i just lurrrrve the cold. love ur blog.

Michelle said...

There are so many talented people on blogger...as are you.

It is very inspiring.

John said...

great images - unique.ness

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful your work and words are so right on for me!

Ginny Gaskill said...

OK now I have to use a dictionary. I enjoyed reading your post.

Mar said...

EXACTLY!!! all these meanderings of thought hit me just like and (in the same fashion i am imagining) they do you! i am meeting you through seths list
but
after just this small glimpse...i need to dig further..LOL
and as ginny points out ...find a dictionary
:)
pleasure to meet you!

Seth said...

I am forever fascinated by the interconnectedness and synchronicity that I constantly find within blogville. Your post captured my own thoughts so well -- just one more example of exactly what you are posting about. So happy that you found this treasure to re-post!

deb said...

Hmmm insanity eh? synchronicity! I love the thumbprint, I really like the way your mind works, I'm sure I'll be back for more!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thank you for digging up this very thoughtful repost ... I think we all have those moments of connectedness ... makes the world seem a little smaller (in a lovely sort of way).

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