June Theme:

If you could travel anywhere to recharge your creativity where would you go?

Barbara EhrentreuThe South Pacific
If I could travel anywhere to recharge my creativity I would go to the South Pacific. I remember walking on the beach in California and then going back and feeling the words rush through my fingertips to describe my experience. I am lucky to have friends who live in this area. One lives in the Seychelles and the other lives in Malaysia. The amount of beauty in these two places would make me want to write about it constantly. Also, it would be fun to meet both of my dear friends, who I only know from the computer.

Linda HortickMaroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the entire world is the Maroon Bells.
I visited there one summer and found the Bells to be enchanting. The Maroon Bells are twin mountains 14,000 feet above sea level. They are bell shaped and have claret colored peaks capped with snow all summer long. This vision is reflected in perfection on Maroon Lake just below them.
The breathtaking view is surrounded by a sky in robin’s egg blue. The grasses bordering the lake glisten when they reflect the warm sun. There are pops of color from flowers in purple, yellow, white and red, that grow around the mountains.
As soon as I arrived, I sat down by the lake, looked up at the mountains and felt the presence of a higher spirit. Everything was so beautiful I felt like I was in heaven. I knew I could do anything at that moment. I wanted to paint the scene, play Clair de Lune on the piano and write poetry all at the same time. I breathed in the beauty and listened to the sounds of the mountain air.
Whenever I want a peaceful moment or need inspiration, I close my eyes and imagine I am sitting in the same spot gazing at the Maroon Bells and the reflection in the lake.
It is as close to nirvana as one can get.

Doris MadyTahiti

I simply didn’t appreciate it enough when I visited there. It truly is paradise. I look back on it very fondly now.

July Theme:

How has the act of creating your GPW discipline changed the way you are?