In the Spring of 2016 a client told me of an old barn on his family property that blew down in a tornado. He offered me the wood from that barn in exchange for building his family a few tables to remember the old farm structure. His German great great grandfather built that old barn in 1892.
When I finished, I had a cache of wood I needed to convert to something useful. I made a note to myself to find a way to use this weathered wood creatively. I went to Vermont to visit my family later that summer. On that trip I noticed a wood mosaic that had 3D qualities and decided that I would do something like that.
Cutting the scraps from my clients tables into mosaic pieces fulfilled my desire to make something ecological, creative, unique and had 3D qualities. That success inspired me to explore other wood species and then LED lights.
I came to recognize the process I followed creatively was in fact the way most thing are made. Everything we make starts with a idea. The idea becomes "real" through our endeavors invested with emotion.
I have always stood for empowering people to discover what is important to them. That discovery is a journey, a quest. It's not always easy to dig deep into ones being. Still, it is a journey worth taking.
Condensing that idea into "a thing" has power. Ask yourself what it is that you do that is an expression of who you are. Find a way to create an icon, an image, "a thing" that will be in your life and become familiar like breakfast or taking a shower. That can propel you to make your vision a reality because it embodies a vision and the emotions that manifest who you are.
Imagine if we were reminded every day of our deepest desires. What if every day of our life goals were reinforced by beauty or art each of us freely create. "Create Your Own World" is a blank mosaic LumenEarth creates for people to explore their personal vision and intentions. "Create Your Own World" is your canvas to paint, draw or decorate any way you choose. Let the art you make inspire every breath you take.