Saturday, September 6, 2014

Being Open to Inspiration

on a September morning walk 2014

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." --Pablo Picasso

Just a bit of weekend musings after discovering the treasure pictured above on my walk.

Ever thought of yourself as a receptacle? What sparks emotion and inspiration for you? Might I suggest pausing for a moment to take in the intricacies of spiderwebs as a start?

p.s. There's still time to enter the drawing for Jessica Lawson's debut book, "The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher." Check out the link and details here.


  1. Finding this web is an amazing find! And what a great picture! The first thing that came to mind for me was Charlotte's Web :).

  2. Funny you should mention Charlotte's Web, Catherine. Just today my daughter shared with me how she and her little one (my oldest granddaughter) was reading this very book--and how it was mommy that choked up over the ending of the story! Glad you enjoyed the picture. Thanks for stopping by :-)

  3. Beautiful photo! It's remarkable that something as small as a spider can weave such an intricate and relatively huge creation of such beauty.

  4. Thanks, Elizabeth :-) I'm like you, amazed at the beauty such a small creature can weave. One day I saw even more beauty--spider webs with dew beads hanging on them, all along a fence post I passed on my walk. Alas, I didn't have the camera with me. Now that would have been a picture!