In my ongoing quest to be deeply immersed in the landscape of my writing, to deep map the familiar, to merge with the soul of this place, to bring writing and art and colour and nature together, to be always creating, and to learn to paint by painting. And bring it all back to my writing, I’m starting a new creative project.
My goal is to create a series of paintings inspired by the mountain. And perhaps I’ll add poetry too.
Mullaghgarve 1 is the starting point. A watercolour inspired by one of my photos. Incidentally, the Irish, ‘Mullach Garbh’ means ‘the rough top.’ And yes, it is rough and it is beautiful too.
This has been the most difficult year of my (almost) 49 years round the sun. Writing, nature and art continue to keep me going. They are my work, my medicine, my escape, my joy, my life. Which even while rough is also still beautiful.
What does your creativity mean to you? What are your creative plans for the week?