I was asked once by someone interviewing me why so many people from Saskatchewan are creative. With a low population Saskatchewan produces a large percentage of artists.
I immediately answered – our isolation, our connection with nature. I thought of the sky – which has dominated my life from the time I was a child. If you can’t get creative juices flowing with nature – you may not be creative.
One feeling I get from the skies above is a real knowing there is a God above. I realize it’s me and often feel fortunate this gift was given to me. I can see light shining from behind clouds and the knowledge of God penetrates for so long as I can remember. At this time there are no questions. It just is.
Other days, especially those lazy, hazy days of summer I feel the heat – the draining effect of heat which is a wonderful tool as well in my writing. It helps my explanation on something so simple as why an ambitious person with strength and drive, might give-up. I know it won’t last – but even knowing I can realistically portray the feelings at the moment.
I often look to the sky for inspiration in my writing. A storm brewing creates anticipation or even excitement. A clear sky with a few fluffy clouds floating creates peace and welcoming laziness – not draining – just leisurely.