::a daily CREATIVE meditation through February and March 2016 – I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.
If meditation is not usually your thing, or you find 999 other things which are more important than 20 minutes of stillness, have you considered a CREATIVE meditation? Like ephemeral art making?
Ephemeral Art? Whats that you ask?
A number of art forms can be considered ephemeral because of their temporary nature. Early land art and all sand sculptures, ice sculptures and chalk drawings on footpaths are examples of ephemeral art. Ephemerality is the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term ephemeral is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things.
To get me in the mood for my ephemeral art creative meditation, I usually head off for a walk in nature: to the beach, the park, or around the block …sometimes just a visit to my garden is all I need to get my creative juices flowing.
It’s about mindfully taking the time to switch off to the pressures of daily life and to help get in the “mood” I encourage you to take a closer look at your surroundings – whether it be a bird on a branch above your head, or the dried seedpods and leaves beneath your feet – get closer – be curious – to find and enjoy the intricate details of nature. We are all connected you know!
By taking just 5 mins to tune out and create everyday… you’ll be amazed how your creativity will lead you on an amazing journey and could just change your life in wonderful ways you never thought it ever could.
Ephemeral artist Shona Wilson has made up a Ephemeral Art making recipe. Why don’t you give it a try? You can see I have above these are my creations from February and March 2016 and you can see Januarys here.
:: Shona Wilson’s Ephemeral Art recipe ::
• one a day ephemeral art
• using only natural found objects on site
• no tools
• rain or shine
• tired or inspired
• a daily practice
Enjoy…and if you do give it a try, I’d be delighted to hear how you go. If you like you can tag me on instagram, I find it’s the best tool for collecting and sharing my daily creative meditations. I use #curiosityplays for all my ephemeral creations.
If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post on my ephemeral art making journey January