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Putting ourselves in inspiring places

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Inspiration and influence can come from all sorts of places; it could come from everything we experience. Maybe we should be a bit more particular about what we experience? I think that what we look at and what we read does go in, and even helps shape who we are. This is why media controls the world, well certainly has a huge impact on it, and now the Internet is changing the world; because it is coming from millions of individual sources. Saying this Google knows so much about everyone, whoops I better stop now! I think of artists being like digesters and distillers of everything that we witness; it is munched and mulched and then played with to create something original. A large part of an artists job is to witness that which my inspire and lead to interesting art being created.

This morning we all loaded into the car, off to see a Dolmen. I wonder what they were for, there are so many around the Burren. I have only visited a couple so far but each one has felt very special, and I would not be surprised if the people then, knew far more than we do about the earth and energies in it. For me Dolmens symbolise a connection with the earth and the spiritual; enclosing a small piece of sky within large rocks that usually lay close to the earth; the earth and the sky becoming intertwined. For me this part of the world is very mystical, maybe because we are in the clouds most of the time! Or maybe Liscannor really is the gate way to Hy-Brasil (Read more about this and  an art piece by Maeve Collins, in another post to come.) I was very glad James suggested we jump in the car and go to see the Dolmen.

Thought of the day

When you open up, it opens up

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Written by Marianne Slevin

17 September, 2008 at 11:03 am

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