A Labyrinth of Inspiration for the New Year

Some friends and I were discussing the need for the New Year celebration as life continues on. I shared that I think markers like the new year, solstice, birthdays, etc. matter. They are times to reflect and perhaps try something new. In preparation for 2016, I took some time and walked a labyrinth made of stones from a burnt building. They carry history and fire.


Inspiration comes in the quiet and walking. The wind softly blows, a few winter roses, and the distant mountains create signs for the year to come. Listen to the wind, look at the persevering roses, see the mountains with clarity.

I took a quick walk before meeting with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. This area has vintage homes and trees with a long history. I enjoy the crispness of the air. The sun is in-and-out shifting the light. Some people still have Christmas decorations up and others are in the process of putting them away. I find a collection of leaves, pine cones, and stones someone has spent time to gather. What will I gather in the new year? Let go of? Be flexible like the changes in the light.


I decide I want to get back to drawing as the year begins. I get to see an exhibit of Faith Wilding at the Armory in Pasadena. I am inspired by her combination of ink, watercolor, and text. All elements that I know how to work in. This day also includes a view of the mountains that look like a woodcut and a walk across town (enjoying a storefront by Luciano Martinez, government buildings, and a fountain). Seeing the world through art and poetry eyes.




~ by fiberverse on January 4, 2016.

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