Monday, May 30, 2011

Reflections and shadows in the Maranoa River

Today I find myself reflecting on the wealth of talent contained within the small outback town of Mitchell, in outback Queensland.

The Mitchell Agricultural Show, with its popular sections displaying local art, craft and photography; and now, this weekend's Patchwork Quilt and Bush Sculpture exhibitions show a community busy creating works of beauty and inspiration. And for the remainder of this year, the Mitchell Arts calendar is full to overflowing.

You may be wondering how this photo that I took of the Maranoa River relates to this blog. The two words reflections and shadows came to mind when I saw the image. So my mind reflected on the wealth of arts and crafts seen in the outback and then the thought that, in times of shadow, creativity, no matter what form it takes, is a great release and comfort.

Doing something creative is a type of meditation. It takes the mind away from troubles and channels thought into a place where relaxation and positive thought can grow and ultimately flourish.

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