Thursday, June 27, 2013

Inspiration Through Nature

Today I want to apologize to my subscribers and readers.  I have been so busy making and shipping jewelry over the past months that my blog has been woefully neglected.  I've got a million things I would love to write about, and hopefully I will get to do that soon, but today I found something so awe-inspiring I just had to share it with you.  If you are an artist or crafter you know how important inspiration is.  Even if you don't think of yourself as an artist, coordinating a wardrobe, decorating a living space or cooking a meal are all forms of artistic expression, and nature can provide the best ideas for combining color, texture, patterns and proportion.  So, no matter who you are, I think you will find this as amazing and uplifting as I did.

 

1. Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.”

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2. Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake.

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3. Underground natural springs in Mexico.

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4. Giant crystal cave in Nacia, Mexico.

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5. Shimmering shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives.

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6. Reflective salt flats in Bolivia.

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7. Light pillars over Moscow.

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8. Natural salt water fountain off the coast of Oregon.

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9. Beautiful sandstone formations in Arizona.

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10. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in Kailua, Hawaii.

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11. The Blood Falls in Antartica.

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12. Spiderweb cocooned trees in Pakistan.

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13. Giant clouds over Beijing.

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14.  The underwater forest of Lake Kaindy.

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15. Lake Hillier, Australia

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