Art and Soulie Spot 4
stories from the creative path
Welcome to the world of the amazing technicolour Ulli Hansen,
who landed in Art and Soul at the turn of the millennium.
I called her the grooviest woman-in-her-sixties I knew.
Later, the grooviest woman-in-her-seventies.
divulging too many age trade secrets – shhh – I shall now dub her the Divine Ms Ulli.
This fine human you see before you, donning her most sombre headgear, channels creativity through every skin pore, heart cell and soul fibre. She hums, drums, gongs, tones, photographs, writes, paints, plays and connects creatively with other beings around the globe.
(An aside: I wonder, dear Reader, do you see creativity as a transferable capacity that can stretch across expressive forms?)
Here’s a little piece from our featured Art and Soulie.
A Divine Ms U morsel. Enjoy.
This is to be
an ode to today’s creative mode.
with much gratitude
to my garden.
This morning I walked one hundred steps
This morning I also planted
eleven nasturtium seeds around my garden.
I had planted six seeds about two months ago
of which two have survived and blossomed.
I particularly love the bright orange nasturtiums
that nestle amongst soft green maidenhair fern.
I am writing this story standing at my desk
because words flow more freely that way.
Now I am gazing out the window.
at some bright green bushes
swaying in a gentle breeze.
Sunlight is creating their dancing shadows
on a white painted brick wall.
I take a deep breath and as I
stand with eyes closed I am reminded
of yesterday when I stood barefoot
in my garden
and heard these words….
“Breathe in the Elixir of Love
A Divine gift.
Stand straight and tall
Be sensitive to your naked feet
Let them feel your roots
as your body makes love
with Mother (our Mother) Earth.
and remember to tread carefully
along Life’s Holy Track
in your particular creative way”.
I like Ulli’s poetry and photography. I hope she combines the two into a book, or ten. And yes, I agree with Sally – creativity does transfer across forms. For instance, there have been loads of musicians who have also produced wonderful drawings and paintings (e.g. Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson) Creativity is most definitely transferable…..
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Ulli – did you hear this request from Val? A book or ten? Am cheering in support.
Why thank you so much Val. Your encouragement is most welcome I see you are on a creative literary roll and on the way to your third book. I really like the title “Art for Happiness” I am inspired to go to Amazon and make a purchase.
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Ulli – allow me to introduce you to Val.
Val – allow me to introduce you to Ulli.
Delighted that you two finely, generously creative beings have met here in Art and Soul Space.