This morning I was out watering my flowers and noticed a brilliant, blue, dragonfly (Blue Dasher) resting on a purple coneflower. It was so striking to see the juxtaposed color of the dragonfly and flower... but by the time I went inside to find my camera he was gone. It was such a fleeting moment that I decided to create an illustration of it and also have it reflect this weeks Inspire Me Thursday theme "Heal".
Mind vs. body, spirit vs. medicine... such a loaded topic, but that makes the best kind of art right? Well, since I have never been a "in your face" type artist, you know a true Hammer, I was a bit more subtle in this. I believe that a lot of things can effect your health, stress is a biggie for me. Surrounding yourself with things that make you happy - music, art, laughter, family, nature - is part of living a healthier lifestyle. A brief pause in an otherwise hectic morning, to stop and glimpse a brilliant looking dragonfly, was relaxing... well until I raced back inside to find my camera... but you get the idea. =)
Before I sign off for the weekend, I want to send a big hug to Alyssa and Ryan who are on "holiday". I know that Alyssa will be checking my blog (she is one of my biggest fans) and can't wait to hear what she thinks about this dragonfly. We have so many of these wonderful creatures around us during the summer months and often try to have them land on our hands for a better view. Love you guys, we will see you soon!
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
"The soul is healed by being with children"
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky