Creative Mind


I do not need much in my life, in fact prefer very little: simplicity is my preference to how I live. What I need or more deeply, desire, is a matter of significance, meaning and purpose: to feel that I have something to offer, rather than a need to have or to take. To inspire and to be inspired.


My want for things is less than it has been in decades. What I do own I have layered with meaning and story, so much that there is emotion attached to the physical object: a sense of something bigger than itself. This is what the creative mind can do: facilitating levels of emotion, inspired living, filling in the gaps where meaning is void, where inspiration is needed. 


We are pushed by will and pulled by hope as we traverse the unknown terrain forward. This the creative mind vacillates: bridging the here and now to the future possible. Here is where inspiration is manifested, tethering emotion and thought with the act of doing, allowing for meaning, clarifying purpose, clearing the path for light to come in. 





Choices

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

It doesn’t take much to realize that our world is increasingly faulting, that our government is fractured and crumbling, nor will it take an extraordinary amount of effort to find resolve or to at least turn a corner. This is where we are, where we can go if we choose to see the truth. 

As human beings we are fallible, our brains have not developed to fit our fast changing world. But this does not mean we cannot affect change. We are in charge of our minds, we can question our doctrines and act accordingly: we can, and must. At this point in time the effort must be greater to smooth the future and ease our current ills. This is a matter of choice, to question who we are and who we choose to become for ourselves and those who surround. The future demands this, today warrants it. 

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Personally speaking I have felt a little overwhelmed but see it all in a slightly different light, a shift in mindset. What I can affect is in front of me: efforts in graduated scales. Small steps, leaps and grand gestures all come into play. It is simply a matter of doing, a natural way of living as human nature is built from compassion, empathy and love. 

Warka Water, Dorza by Arturo Vittori.   Photo- Leone Magliocchetti Lombi.

Warka Water, Dorza by Arturo Vittori.

Photo- Leone Magliocchetti Lombi.

Romantic as this may sound, do not dismiss the intention: the power of the human mind and emotion are strong if fully utilized. From this we built our contemporary world, we can build a better one if we choose. Again, this comes back to choice, to realize that we do indeed have one. There are two paths before us at every moment and daybreak.

Behind every mountain peak is another. This is life and time moving, our steps forward, choices of mind, inspiration and action. 


Bridges

Kathryn Robinson-Millen Ceramic Studio

Kathryn Robinson-Millen Ceramic Studio

To inspire better living is to surround oneself with beauty, with that which evokes and challenges. This is inherent in the realm of interior design, a layering of all that uplifts and calms, smoothing the edges of our challenging world. 

It is within the realm of the hand created most specifically that helps to facilitate a better living and working environment. This vacillates mood, thought and even action in any given moment dependent upon our interaction and needs. 

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

The present and our futures are such that we must raise our standards of living, prioritizing resolve and support within our circles and beyond: inspiring ripples that move toward the coming future. How we live as individuals will in turn assist in transforming our collective society. Not a fix perhaps but a bridge in the right direction. 

PHAEDO | Morgan Spaulding

PHAEDO | Morgan Spaulding

Shelter


Hope is a shelter we live within, the words we use and the actions we take. It is the inhale as it is the exhale, the cause as well as the affect. Hope is the default setting that allows the birthing cry, sets the ongoing tone, buoy in the darkest of nights.