Day 326: Something Beautiful—Beneath You’re Beautiful

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.




About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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