On the Home Page of SACRED MOUNTAIN PRESS is a Header that has a rotation bar of multiple images. As you move around the site, each time you go back to the Home Page, the mountain images will change. There is a story behind these images…
During my Residency at the Institute for Applied Meditation on the Heart one August afternoon in Tucson, Arizona, a storm rolled in. I was in a class looking out the window at the range of mountains in the East known as the Santa Catalina Mountains. The sky and light swiftly and dramatically changed. This photo captures some of the awe that drew me into the range of hills.
Inspiration evolved. For a Silent Auction, I created a layered paper rendering of this mountain.
The black and pink piece became the first piece in a series called “Inner Landscapes”. In contemplating the receiver of the piece, her qualities sculpted the piece.
The green and gold mountain piece was created for my daughter and her husband as their wedding gift. Contemplation of them influenced their piece of art.
As the golden hills with the red stripes was created, the American flag draped over the hills evolved. Inspiration through meditation. Little did I know the significance of the flag to the recipient of the art.
The Tulle pyramids and Queen Anne’s Lace trees surrounding the Santa Catalina Mountains is the most recent “Inner Landscape.” As I contemplated the one who would receive this piece, my mind said reds and purples but my heart said elusive pyramids and the softness of an ancient time.
I tell this story as inspiration for a possible discovery of your own sacred expressions of art.
A storm over a mountain range became a series of connections and expressions. Little did I know what was to come of that moment of inspiration.
What inspires you?
It is right there….nearby.
It could be a song, a food, a child, a book, a dream, a moment.
Most likely it is something small, you are already doing it. You just didn’t name it as inspiring.
Maybe you just didn’t connect all the dots in following the many expressions you’ve done.
Maybe it is the way you smile. Or the way you help others.
Know it is there.
You first need to notice it. And then follow it. And then enjoy it. More. And More. And More.