Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Butterfly Effect
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It is usually referenced in discussions on weather. When I searched for the actual quote - there was a lot of different versions. I wasn't able to get a definitive answer. The gist of the theory is that a butterfly can flap it's wings and cause a major change in weather on the other side of the world (think tornado, hurricane, tsunami). Recently when I was looking at a few blogs I started thinking about the butterfly effect. Does it apply to the direction of my life? I believe life can be changed by the smallest moments. So it got me wondering - what would my life be like if....
*I could make art like Geninne.
*I could sketch like Andrea Joseph.
*I could think outside the box and create something beautiful out of something broken like this. It's a huge talent.
*I had a mind to make artsy mini books like Ania.
*I had the eye for color and design of Pam Carriker.
*I had the the artistic scrapbooking style of Larissa Albernaz or Michele Clement.
*I could bake like this.
Would my life be different? How have I changed the trajectory of my life by my current creative pursuits? Am I creating a new life every time I craft or write a word on this blog? It's a strange thing to wrap your head around. I know one thing for sure - the idea of the smallest moments/movements creating change gives me hope. It makes me believe my life can become more creative - that I'm capable of reaching for my dreams. I'm inspired by all the artists I wish I could be more like - but being me is okay too. I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday. I believe today might be the day I see this. Can't flippin' wait! Until then...