Hello creatives! I know it’s been a while. We are busy developing this platform for you. The truth is, it’s easy to start something new but if there isn’t a need for it, what’s the point?
We would like to share some interesting facts about gardening to challenge the way that we see ourselves as creatives. We need to see ourselves as ‘a working progress.’ This doesn’t mean that we fail to acknowledge completion in specific areas but that we find joy in recognising that we are continuously changing, developing and growing.
Just as gardening can be considered as either ‘art’ or ‘science’, I urge you, creative, to see yourself in the same way; multi-faced, complex and most importantly a treasure in and on earth (just think about it)!
Plants respond to sound
Cool right? Apparently plants can sense and react to temperature changes and can discern the sound of predators and when they do, they amplify their defence systems.
As creatives we are just as sensitive to sound in our immediate environment. In order to grow healthily we need to deliberately reject sounds that encourage stagnancy. We need to be very tactical about what influences who we are and what art we produce. Now the Bible tells us that without consultation and wise advice, plans are frustrated (Proverbs 15:22) so we are not encouraging the false doctrine of ‘it’s just me and God.’ Nor sir, no ma’am, seeking wise counsel is vital to your growth so be careful of who you listen to.
Buttercups can kill you
You will most likely find these innocent looking wildflowers hanging around in open spaces and back lawns. They are highly poisonous and if eaten can cause painful deaths.
Buttercups grow in fenceless gardens that are open to all. As a creative you cannot allow every voice to have influence over you. This will kill you and your art. The evidence of this death is the feeling of loss of self. You will find that you have taken so much in that you are now unable to distinguish yourself from others. Protect your garden. Guard your garden and watch your flowers grow.