"Want to go on an adventure this weekend," I asked my Faithful Sherpa. His response wasn't what I expected.
"I don't think it's supposed to snow. Maybe we can go for a drive, or head over to Reno for the day" I suggested.
Wait. . .what. . .you reckon? It was so strange to hear "reckon" from my Faithful Sherpa. In the 30 years that we have been together, I don't ever recall hear him say "reckon."
We live in Northeastern California, in rural country, where we have more cows and bison than people. I love our surroundings, its so beautiful and so natural. Filled with farms, and ranches, and wonderful people.
But still, we're in California, where people don't typically have accents, or use "cowboy lingo" like reckon.
It is amazing, though, how whats around you can have a strong influence on you. And how your surrounds somehow seem to leak into your work and lingo.
At least happens to me.
I'll be happily working away on a project, finish knitting and then block my piece. When I'm all done I'll hold it up and realize the colors and the materials mimic a photo I've taken during our drive around the valley!
This is what I mean. . .
Somehow, the colorways that surround me, found their way into my work.
Nature somehow snuck it's colors in when I wasn't looking
Guiding me towards certain color combinations.
And without even realizing it, providing me with the best colorways!
And making me look like I really know how to put together colors!
Nature has always provided beautiful color combinations, but sometimes we over look the natural landscape around us. Our lives are so busy, and we get so locked up in our own head, that we hardly take a moment to look around and see the beauty that surrounds us.
It's important to remember to look up and see the beauty that surrounds up. So, right now, take a moment, and head outside. Soak in the beauty that's around you. Close your eyes and let the sunshine wash over your face. Breathe deep, smell the fresh air.
Let Nature be your inspiration.