My Muse LOVES to travel, so it’s fortunate I was born with a traveler’s heart. After being grounded for five long years due to a clotting disorder, I was recently cleared for long-distance air travel. Hurrah!
Last month I went on a work trip to Miami, Florida. I got up early and I stayed up late to explore as much of the city as I could. Miami is a diverse, vibrant, tropical city full of street art, spicy food, and passionate souls. As I walked her streets and beaches and spoke to her people, I felt my traveler’s vision come alive again.
Traveler’s Vision: Do you know about traveler’s vision? Do you see and take joy in tiny details when you travel? Does your heart beat faster? Do you feel more alive? Do you recognize the beating pulse of the world as you listen to strangers tell stories? If you do, then we’re kindred spirits. I call this phenomenon traveler’s vision.
Screw running – traveling is the best natural high in the world. It’s the kind of surrender that feeds creativity and nourishes your weary Muse. Open-hearted travel wakes up your senses and helps you see everything in a fresh way.
Travel = amplified senses = traveler’s vision = sated Muse = inspired art.
If you can, make more time for adventure – your art will thank you for it!
My Muse is content (for now). We are busy working on three new goddess canvases for upcoming shows. While we wait for layers to dry we are considering adventures to Cuba and the UK.
P.S. Are you interested in using everyday journeys to spark your vision and creativity? Check out the creativity-boosting activity in this post…