"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe
"Great things are done
by a series of small things
~ Vincent Van Gogh
If you're inspired by the outrageous, sunny beauty of sunflowers you're in good company. Artists like Georgia O'Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh were clearly taken with the hopeful brilliance of the sunflower.
I invite you to enjoy some time in the coming weeks playing with your own creative response to the sunflower. You may choose to take O'Keeffe's words to heart and slow down for a few minutes to simply hold a sunflower in your hands and absorb its beauty. Or you may take Van Gogh's Kaizen approach and choose a few small steps to take for a sunflower inspired creative piece of our own.
Of course, you don't need to be a painter to enjoy a little sunflower power in your life. (Check out the suggestions above and below for some ideas to help you begin.)
* You may choose to add a dash of bold gold to your outfit for the day.
* You may write a quick "ode to a sunflower" in haiku form.
* You may doodle a page filled with sunflowers.
* You may be on the look out for sunflowers and notice how often you see them, letting each sighting serve as a fun reminder that creativity comes in all shapes, forms and sometimes in the most unexpected places.
* You may want to download and print this free Van Gogh Sunflowers coloring page or google your own. (There are lots and lots of wonderful free coloring pages to be found on the internet.)
|Click here to download your copy to color or paint.|
Since releasing my Create the Summer of Your Dreams Kit with a sunflower as its symbol I've been seeing sunflowers everywhere! On my walks, in stores, on the side of the road, in a friend's headband, on billboards, even in my twitter feed in a Huffington Post story about 3D printing.
If you're pondering purchasing your own copy of Create the Summer of Your Dreams Kit but haven't yet, I invite you to click here to see what some happy customers are saying about their creative experiences playing with this fun do-it-yourself creative e-kit. You can also find all the details about everything that's included and purchase your own copy for just $19.99 right here.
Until next time, I hope you enjoy your sunflower creations and inspirations whatever they may be and that they bring an added splash of color and creative play to your summer!