It looks like spring around here. The swallows are back and are renovating last year’s nest. The honeyeaters are collecting dog hair and spider web for their nests. Whales are on the move. And the humans come out of hiding from our short winter and start walking on the beach, along the cliff tops – and spend leisurely hours enjoying the sun in outdoor cafes. Until clouds roll in and a brief shower sends everyone scuttling for cover and diving into their bags for that scarf as cold air sweeps away the brief warmth.
A lot of my inspiration comes from nature, and luckily there’s a lot of it around here! Observing the shifts and changes in the local environment hones my observation skills, enables me to notice what’s going on. Seeing patterns in nature – often only visible over a number of seasons – helps me be aware of the patterns embedded in complexity. And being a part of the environment, rather than apart from it, reminds me of the interconnectedness of what we do.