Finding Inspiration

Inspiration can be found anywhere—if you are paying attention! Recently, I returned to Vancouver Island, where I lived for several years. I had not been back in many years, and the last time I was there, I was not a floral artist. This time, I was absolutely floored by the plethora of stunning flowers blooming everywhere. I barely noticed these flowers when I lived there and hadn’t a clue that rhododendron grows so abundantly there, or that there are magnolia trees. So, what had changed? There were no more flowers now than before. What had changed was my ability to observe—and observation is at the heart of inspiration.

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