‘Sustainable Creation’ – Day 225/365

‘Sustainable Creation’ – Day 225/365

I’ve returned to my little studio, newly inspired. My last three days were spent on the beautiful trout farm of @two_dam_sustainable, just outside Montagu. Yes, they farm rainbow trout in a semi-arid region of the Western Cape and yes they are 100% off-grid and fully sustainable. Cool, hey?
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While all their operations are beyond awesome in and of themselves, my walks through the rocky, mountainous landscape got me thinking about sustainable creation in nature and in art.
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Ordinarily, you’d equate a lush jungle with abundance and diversity. Or in creative terms, the artist already skilled with a great many techniques, financial backing and a fully kitted studio would be primed for creativity – that old excuse we (I’ve done it myself) often use “I can only be really creative when I have…”
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But this semi-desert landscape, still teeming with fynbos, renosterveld fauna and karoo-esque diversity filled me with a renewed reminder that you CAN create abundantly IF you create from where you are now, with what you have available now. .
Not trying to be anything other than what your environment and current conditions permit IS how you create from your sustainable energy source. .
And, like these incredible plants with their mind-blowing, beautiful geometry and structure will show you – doing exactly that is HOW you will discover your unique style, innate to only you.
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Check out their site at www.twodam.co.za and the Kingfisher cottage if off-grid living and grounding getaways are calling your wild heart.
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This painting is not for sale yet as it will soon form part of a very exciting collaboration with the magic folks of Two Dam Sustainable. 👏

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