Mushroom picking – there is inspiration in simple things

Not long ago I was trying to capture our herbs picking with my family. The same day we went for mushroom picking, which wasnĀ“t that successful šŸ˜€

Yet it was an amazing day outside in the forests very dear to me. I have seen my first deer running through the path at the early morning here, when all I could hear was stamping noise. I learnt here to recognise which mushrooms are good to eat and which ones are better left behind.

As a child I was aware of beauty surrounding me and felt that nature and forests are these magical places where everything is possible and everything is somehow beautiful. ThatĀ“s not what always nature is though. It has its way to teach us often difficult and challenging bits about life and what does it mean to be a human as well.

After years coming back felt as a pathway to past memories which rushed through my head as we walked. Again I wanted to capture this old memory and this present moment which possibly could be source of inspiration for finding beauty in simple things for someone else.

I donĀ“t know about you, but I just love walking through any kind of the forest, especially when it is nice and easy to walk around and ground is covered in fresh grass. That was exactly how morning would welcome us fresh dew on the grass and smell of the forest in the air.

As we entered the forest we were lucky to find a mushroom and it gave us hope for a successful day, but unfortunately few more we found and that was all for that day.

It hasnĀ“t disappointed me though, because I again found some inspiration inside in between those trees.

Small things came my way as fallen bird nest, colourful bug trying to get his way or deer running in the distance. It was a time when I have started recording small bits of these beautiful moments and thinking about the way how could I capture the feeling and the memory I got here. I guess it was the beginning of my video editing journey as a way to be creative yet make sense of the experience as well.

Everything is always happening for its reason, so the fact we havenĀ“t found any mushrooms that day had its purpose as well.

That was a special day spent with my parents, remembering times we used to go there when I was a child. Admiring hard work of ants who tried to steal every small bit of our sandwiches which fell on the ground and creating new memories together to hold on for later when we will be apart once again.

People sometimes ask and wander why would I live so far away. Maybe there will come a time I will feel a need to move closer but so far the fact not being close taught all of us to value even more greatly than before our relationship which is certainly valuable lesson having.

I hope and believe there will come a time that I will be allowed spend maybe more time with them but not losing the life here in order to do so.

Come with me then for this little poetic forest walk which can maybe inspire you as well to find your own inspiration in small things life have to offer.   

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There is plenty of guidance how to pursue your passion, but what IĀ found to be most difficult from my own experience is to figure out what it actually is.

I always knew IĀ love creative staff IĀ did theatre for some time, played guitar, danced always was doing something creative for my family and friends, but for a long time IĀ didnā€™t really know thatĀ“s actually what fulfils me the most.

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How to boost creative process?

Recently IĀ came across with interesting advice (precisely it was at the channel of this guy), which is Ā“draw the same thing every day for one yearĀ“

It felt resonating. Go have aĀ look for the close explanation, but basically what you need to do is pick one object and draw it every day. Not only your technique will improve this way, but your brain gets used to inspirational process.

Why only one?

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Hidden inspiration of scottish borders

Do you know that feeling that you are somewhere and you think that you know it there and yet still something can truly surprise you?

ThatĀ“s why I love Scotland. It is beautiful green country where nature shows itself in its fullest. Every time I go somewhere I am stunned by its beauty. Always I found hidden treaures of this country and little suprises which inspire my soul.

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ArtistĀ“s Way

IĀ am doing Artists way again. IĀ found the book in charity shop few years ago and IĀ have started it but then other things came along and only thing IĀ kept going with was journaling as IĀ couldnĀ“t find aĀ time for other staff book recommend. But IĀ have started again because IĀ have started couching sessions which are veery helpful and the inner spark to be my authentic and creative self just started shinning again.

So IĀ am now in 3 weeks of couching and in 3 weeks of Artists way course. There are happening many changes in my life. IĀ have started putting my main focus on rituals which make me feel better as IĀ am very sensitive personality (so called highly sensitive extroverted introvert) and as well on things IĀ love and would like to move forward with.

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