God’s palette is running low on choices, or maybe He needs a second water glass to swish brushes in. Dark colors are running together.
First, fires caused over-sized portions of the masterpiece to be covered with a charcoal black that eventually faded to lifeless brown. Then came Midwest floods with a concentration of colorless skies and muddy waters blotting out Mother Nature’s vibrant hues.
The striking blues and glowing whites of enticing beaches are diminishing, too. Gray skies and gray seas camouflage familiar sites. The Artist seems unhappy with the process. Chunks of canvas have been ripped away. It’s His project, not mine, to judge.
In the book Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and Waste and How To Think Our Way Out of It, author Tom Szaky offers this info. “Upcycling is an emerging trend whereby one sees the value in both the composition and form of an object, but not the intention.”
So I am upcycling my attitude.
* Browns and yellows in a forest landscape change with the sun and moon. Pretty cool.
* Intricate silhouettes against the sky form mazes of leaves and branches to get lost in.
* The Artist exhibits expertise in back-lighting! Shades and shadows and glowing forms can be startling even with the absence of cherished color.
* Manmade treasures unearthed in chaos expand history and intrigue experts, and me.
* The winter canvas can produce oohs and ahhs for magnificent creations with a limited palette.
* Mother Nature will showcase her resilience in the spring. With patience and anticipation, let’s applaud and aid her as much as we can!