Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Wonderment



Wonderment.  I love that word and knew I had to attach myself to it on my first plate of stamps.  I love it because of the level of emotion describes.  I love it because it is rarely used anymore in this form.  I love it because that feeling of admiration and amazement is such a joyous feeling. And finally, I love it when you just happen upon it...yes, happenstance (another favorite word).

I often look at art with wonderment.  Mostly other people's, but every once in a while I look at something I've done and it takes my breath away.  Not necessarily because it's the best thing I've ever done, but because of the journey I've been on that I never expected to begin.  People's creativity does give me pause.  Ideas that I would never have in a million years or in a million years would never be able to execute just take me to another place totally.  So, not a surprise that art would cause wonderment, but I've spent some time thinking about what else does.

  • trees...really any.  I am fascinated by their lines, their history, their everything
  • old couples holding hands....I'd love to know their story
  • "anticipation" during the month of December.  This covers everything from lights, to traditions, to family time, to a service on the 24th.  
  • the ocean....I could sit next to it or be on it for quite some time without getting bored.  It's another place where I tend to lose myself in my thoughts.
  • Sam.  best thing I ever did.  I think Jim would agree.  Those who know me well know the backstory.  It isn't pretty.
  • time.  memories. moments.  
That's just my short list.  I am sure there are more.  What causes you to feel that crescendo of wonderment? Oh, and be sure to check out my spot on RubberMoon's blog from last week.  Enjoy!!!!


2 comments:

Wanda H said...

I actually got to visit the ocean for the first time last week!! Wonderment is a good word!!! Your piece is beautiful and your post wonderful!! Thank you!!!

ncurryartiste said...

Thank you so much, Wanda! I'm glad you got to see the ocean. It is amazing.