When I was a lot younger, I was delighted to be involved in things. I used to spend hours and hours embroidering mushrooms on denim jeans that had holes in them. It seemed enough to beautify. I was so happy to have a focus for creativity – though I didn’t use those words for it.
Autumn Imagination, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
When working for alternative energies and against energies that were destructive to the environment, I was so happy to have a focus to work with others to create a better world. Out of a school environment, it was hard to connect with others and find constructive projects to do. I thrived on finding myself in a community where we were working to better life.
Things have sure changed for me! I don’t know how much the world and culture has changed and how much it is me who has changed. Now there seems no shortage of ways to create beauty and to make the world a better place to live! Also, now I am a self-defined artist and working to create community and improve the artistic life in Franklin County, MA, US.
There seems to be a surge in possibilities and opportunities for all sorts of things … from new materials to use for creative projects to the hundreds and thousands of groups that need energy and money to thrive! Locally, in this rural area, we used to be lucky to have one play or one political rally to go to. Now you have to choose!
Of course, the blogosphere has mega-increased the choices too!! Now it is not just the local and regional happening to decide among, it is also the worldwide choices!! I am going to write more on this tomorrow … and would love to hear your thoughts!!
I have almost decided about my signature, I just need time to implement it.
~ Diane Clancy