Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for every day of the year.
Unlikely or unexpected connections are considered by many to be a good definition of creativity. I enjoy the spontaneous suggestion of my mind’s inner workings when two ideas collide, especially unsolicited. Tonight I watched a cover performance of Beneath You’re Beautiful by Matthew Schuler which sent me to YouTube to see the original by Labrinth and Emeli Sande. It’s a love song, but it was the phrase “beneath you’re beautiful” that sent me thinking about creating art rather than romantic love. I was touched by remembering the beauty beneath the initial impressions of the inspirations that motivate me to paint. For whatever reason, I thought of a large tree on the shore of Lake Kegonsa in Wisconsin and the painting I did long ago before a storm.
Why? Was it something that was beautiful beneath the tree or was the tree beautiful beneath the stormy sky. Whatever reason, beneath the beautiful spell of a song, I made an unlikely association that connected me to a beautiful memory.