On good weather days i walk my daughter to her preschool. It is a great time for me to think over what i am working on, and enjoy the beautiful park that we walk through. I am always amazed at the variation in the leaves that we pick up. I have scanned a few of these, and i have not done any sort of manipulation in photoshop- this is how i found them. It has got me thinking that i usually don't take the time to observe what exactly is going on around me. I am finding a lot of inspiration in these walks, not only for what interestingly shaped leaves i pick up, but for the reminder that i have needed to spend good time with my daughter.
I recently saw the documentary "Rivers and Tides", the documentary on the great scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy. It has reminded me that i need to not be so controlling.
One of Andy Goldsworthy's quotes that stands out most to me is-
"Sometimes complete control can be the death of a work.."