Our creative plans foiled, we went back inside to wait out the storm, I'll admit, more than a little disgruntled. We were losing precious "golden hour" light and grumpy about having our mother/daughter photo shoot put on hold by Mother Nature.
Soon enough the rain let up and I suggested we bypass the muddy woods and take some shots by the gorgeous flowers at the front of the property. We never made it to the flowers.
Upon stepping foot outside we were stopped in our tracks by the truly glorious, choir-of-angels-singing-hallelujah sight of an amazingly vibrant and wide-arching double rainbow.
We were delighted by the brilliant prismatic display. Mother Nature instantly forgiven, we snapped dozens of photos of the rainbows and each other before heading back in, creative itches well scratched.
I love the metaphor of the rainbow. The natural example of sunshine (or happy times) and rain (or dark times) coming together to create something so beautiful and hopeful.
"When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be now rainbow."
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
After looking up rainbow quotes I had fun coming up with one of my own. As you can see above, I combined it with one of my photographs and Creative Oasis Mantra #3 was born – my double rainbow creative connection!
How might you shine your creative light into the storms of life this week?
* Stuck waiting in a long line or traffic jam?
What if you transform a frustrating moment into a pleasant pause?
* Dealing with a troubling health issue?
What if you create a quick collage in response to the way you're feeling?
* Have a spat with your partner?
What if you write an apology in haiku form?
I'd love to hear ways you choose to use creativity to shine a little light onto any dark days you may have in the coming week. Please feel free to share in the comments section below if you'd like.
Until next time, all the best from my rainbow inspired Creative Oasis to yours,
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