A muse is someone or something that has an influence on another and becomes the focus and inspiration for that person's creative work. The act of creation is filled with inspiration from sources that rock your boat.
Josephine Baker, epitomized and defined the beauty and aesthetic of the 1920’s. Picasso’s ultimate model and muse Marie Therese Walter inspired over 30 years of his best work. Throughout his life, each of the women he met and loved became his subject.
My muses have come from nature that live and change daily. The forms and patinas inspire new ideas in my work.
The Banyon Tree is one that always amazes my soul and reminds me of the forces beyond. A banyan is a fig that starts its life when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges) These trees also scream “Climb Me”.
Look around and find your muses. It might change and inspire you to act, do and create in ways you never dreamed.
Til next week, xx