Whenever my head is bursting with thoughts and ideas I find that going for a run helps me to focus. When I run, things seem to become clear, plus I have the added advantage of taking in all nature has to offer. At the end of my run, I have a cool down ritual, I stop by a man-made lake in my ‘hood, I stretch, then I sit down and watch the swans, ducks, and iguanas go about their business.
One morning I set out on my focusing ritual and when it was time for my cool down, I saw that the lake was no longer there. It had been filled in and a fresh layer of sod now occupied the spot where swans swam. My stretching bench was no longer there, it seems even the iguanas were displaced.
I was disappointed. My place of serenity had given way to progress. I returned home, got out my laptop and started to create some digital serenity.
The garden around the lake was not as vibrant as the one that existed in my head – but I figure, if you are gonna dream, go all in, make it colorful.
I wonder if the inhabitants of the lake were relocated? Normally, when critters are displaced, they tend to invade surrounding neighborhood and since my balcony is filled with plants, I am afraid they may decide to take up residence there – like the morning doves have been doing over the last 4 years. I like gazing at them in there natural habitat, but when they start to invade my space, that a whole different story – but I digress.
My designs are done to enhance the surface of common home decor. This design works well on a large surface such as a shower curtain , or on one as small as a coaster.
Fun fact:- Swans usually mate for life, though “divorce” does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another.