Monday, September 10, 2007

Inspirational Circles

After an email from another blogger and crafty person, Gail. I thought I should put down some thoughts while they were still fresh. Gail, ( check her blog in my links, expression studio) mentioned that she has a thing about vertical lines, and I realised that I have a thing about circles and roundness. I always remember something I read I don't know who wrote it, "there are no straight lines in nature." When I felt, a lot of the designs I put in contain circles, curving swirls and other rounded elements. For a while I thought I should try more straight lines, but they always wanted circles in them. I have done some research on circles on Google, (oxymoron, I know, but) so this theme may continue for a while. Oh, and I don't think I will bother trying to put in straight lines, because I think I should. "Stick to the roundness," I say.
The photo above instantly recognisable to most of us, I am sure. Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plains. Sacred circles, most religions have them, mandalas, Chinese I Ching, medicine wheels, the circle of life, bagua, pagan circles, and lots more.

Why does the snowflake melt?
To enliven spring flowers.
Why does summer sun blaze?
To ripen the garden.
Why does the leaf fall?
To bring forth beautiful snow…
Why do the seasons dance so?
To embrace us in the sacred circle.
- Sacred Circle, "Mystical Poetry," Deborah Morrison

1 comment:

  1. You've given me something to think about: Circles. I also have a "thing" for mandalas! To that end I've been working on one for awhile now and will finish when it tells me what direction it wants to go in. I'm a bit clueless right now.