Imagination– A Pigment in the Minds Eye
I’ve been an artist since I could hold a pencil and draw. Colors constantly fill my world! I’m fascinated by patterns, designs, shapes, colors. When I’m thinking on what to write about, I doodle. Here’s a doodle on the paper where I was beginning to write today’s post. There I am holding a pencil, which was my very first creative tool for expressing myself.
When my senses are invoked by anything and I am being creative, my minds eye immediately races to my imagination. I’m sure it’s an actual place inside my head, where all these creative thoughts hang out just waiting to be used.
Just about anything triggers my imagination. And while there has been much written about imagination scientifically, it remains as illusive to scientists as quantum physics are to most of us.
So I’m doodling (as you can see) and thinking about writing more about imagination.
Imagination has no boundarys, no limits (like you and your potential). Anything goes with imagination.
So I doodled and sketched a bit more and came up with these eyes. And I thought “colors and eyes”. Then the saying “A figment of my imagination” came into my head and looking at the eyes in my sketch I replaced the word ‘figment’ with ‘pigment’ and Voila I had my topic for the day – A Pigment of my imagination!
Your imagination is the equivalent of a treasure chest. Something to dig into again and again for inspiration. It is no coincidence that some of the most talented and brilliant humans on the planet who have ever lived refer to “imagination” as the most important thing there is! And it’s yours for the doing. Set your mind on fire with your imagination.
Open those gates to what’s waiting just inside your mind, better yet jump right in and explore. As I’ve already said imagination has no boundaries, yours to do as you wish, go where you want…nothing holding you back…but you! Be imaginative, have fun, there’s a glorious world waiting inside you…imagine!
Use your imagination. What might this be a picture of, or where, or when?
May your days and nights be filled with laughter, fun and love ~ thank you for stopping by, Penny
Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe
58 thoughts on “A Pigment of My Imagination”
Such a lovely thing to do, Penny, for beautiful Robyn. I was thrilled to see your post. Ruth 🙂
Thanks Ruth, it was a pleasure for me, she is such a lovely person who is so sweet, generous of her time and just plain nice, in spite of what she has to live with daily!
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So beautifully written, Penny. Visit Scrapbook of the Mind (http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/do-you-see-what-i-see/).
OMG! You are so brilliant Penny. 🙂
I’m blushing Celestine, thank you so much! 🙂
Wow, you’re a brilliant artist Penny! Your handwriting is just as wonderful! 🙂
Hey Hi Tina, thank you so much! 🙂
An artist, writer,… amazing, Penny! I’ve never known that “imagination” could be address in writing, and you did and did beautifully. Wow!
Thank you Amy, very much! (big smile on my face right now from your lovely compliment) ~ Penny
Ooops, addressed. 😕
You know I didn’t catch that! 🙂 The other day, I was called a good “fiend” and then of course the commenter came right back and corrected. I think we all do that, though…:)
Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Hope your Sunday is going well, Penny.
it is indeed, thank yo for asking me, is yours Amy?
Very nice. Did a couple of posts and caught up on reading posts too. 🙂
Just as things should be then, 🙂
Penny, I didn’t realize you are an artist, so many talents…so much imagination here….:)
I really have been an artist my whole life, when healing from serious surgery when my children were small and I was a single parent at home, I did portraits for a living. But really burnt out there after awhile, I still love art in all forms though! Thank you for your generous compliments, sending warm loving thoughts your way today my friend, Penny xx
Such amazing talent you possess my dear friend! I also love the fractals you embed into your posts. Hope you have a sun-kissed day! 🙂
Thanks LuAnn, I’m guessing I present things in the manner I see them in my mind, if that makes sense to you! Thank you my friend! And I hope yours has been a very good weekend so far! Sending love your way, Penny xox
Very encouraging read for the unimaginative, me. 🙂
Well Elizabeth, I just came from visiting your blog and I’m afraid I have to humbly disagree with you. The person writing the posts there (you) is wonderfully creative and delightfully imaginative. Comes right through your words, loud and clear. Thank you for visiting me. I appreciate it very much, Penny 🙂
Hi Benny. I wood bike to bay how blended your boast is. I bind it berry interesting. Bugs. Ralph x 😀
Hi Balph, Bank you, Bery Buch, Benny 🙂 xx
Bots of baths 😀
Beautiful art, doodling, inspiration and post, Penny! “Open those gates…” Thank you for motivating and have a wonderful weekend! Sending hugs!
Thanks Lauren, so much, hoping yours is a wonderful weekend also! Penny xx
A post that displays great artistry! Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you, It is a pleasure for me to be artistic, to share with others an even better one. Thank you so very much for your visit. It is greatly appreciated by me, Penny
Your art and imagination. Your spirituality and gentleness along with a very deep understanding of human nature is endless and so appreciated.
You say the nicest things to me, I appreciate you very much you know, Lesley, do you stay too busy in your world or do you have time for yourself too, just curious? Penny
I make it a point to be social in person each week. Volunteer each week. And will now add a course of study. Other than that I am absorbed in learning and sharing. Artists often lead a solitary exsistance by choice. I think I enjoy the quiet of my days and appreciate company on my terms.
When I. Was travelling one hotel owner always took time to sit and chat with me even though he was obvously so busy. I mentioned that I enjoyed his chats but I was comfortable alone. He laughed and said he had never seen anyone in all his experience as content to be alone in a crowd as I. 🙂
Nature provided me with a gift!!!
Short answer? Yep 😉 ty Penny
Perfectly stated and a perfect answer. There is a huge difference between being lonely and being alone, I find (like you) I am quite content with the latter – when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you Lesley! 🙂
I love your sketches – especially the one of you holding the pencil!
Happy Weekend Penny!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thanks Rosy, I do doodle quite a bit, Happy happy weekend to you to my friend and as always I love your smiles and hugs (I am smiling a big one right this second – thank you for that), your friend, Penny 🙂 xx
Even you handwriting and jotting is artistic. Would like to see more doodles…
Thanks Alice, I’ll do it for you, don’t draw or paint much anymore, but for you my friend…:)
Oh Penny – you are certainly a master doodler! Love your analogy of imagination to a ‘treasure chest’ — a boundless one at that…. if we allow there is nothing that can take this away — very much in the realm of metaphysics I agree!! Ok – in the picture, I see a mystical but loving sea creature emerging from the depths of an enchanted lake — after sunset… doing his magic for the good of all of mankind 😉 xxoo Much Love this day dearest one ~ R
Thank you Robyn, I love your imagination so much. I can see the sea creature emerging, actually I’m almost tempted to draw him/her as rising from the waters. Sending loving thoughts your way, hoping to see a creatively interesting new post from you soonest, as you wish, of course…(you know it just dawned on me – you’re one of those that I don’t have to finish a sentence with – you get it before all the words are out. Happens the other way also! Don’t you just love that when this occurs with another person in life! :), All my love to you Robyn ~ as always take care of you! Penny xox
Thank you Penny — yes I know! Do love that when we meet others who are so in sync … definitely the we can speak in half sentences – and if person probably even less! Post on the way — just revised some more – think it’s ok – though Dad and Sister here today were a bit troubled by my artistic self-portrait… I think I tempered it though (you will see).. Certainly will be one of my most (if not most) dramatic posts. Draw that sea creature -ooo how cool would that be — you are such a talented illustrator — can see you beginning to use your own illustrations often in posts — think all would LOVE IT! ~ lots of work I’m sure — but doodles – maybe not? xxooo Love to you
Thanks, like you when inspired, nothing is too hard – perhaps time consuming. I am thrilled to hear about your post, actually when you mentioned your family members concerns I smiled, (we all have a dark side – so to speak, and kept inside isn’t always good, although family may view this from a not very artistic perspective, I think. I’ll consider the sea creature idea just for you my friend – Love right back at you! Loads and Loads!!! xoxoxo
Penny Penny darling Penny… I’d hardly call that doodling at all! Your sketches are amazing. And I love the word play! It makes a lot of sense.
Thank you Rynna, you are one busy lady, so I appreciate not only your very nice compliments but also your taking the time to stop by, Penny
love the eyes – you are very talented and not just as a writer!
Thank you for such lovely compliments, i appreciate them and you very much! Hope you’re having a great weekend my friend, Penny 🙂
Lovely post Penny! Answering your question: It is just before the sun rises on the planet Versa. In the foreground you see the waters of the planet, and in the background, as the planet approaches day time the atmosphere warms causing the gases that reside within to dance! 🙂 B
How wonderfully excellent. Hmmm I’d live in outer space if I could, honestly I would, and dance with those vapors! Thank you so much for your imagination my friend, Penny 🙂
You made it happen, I just designed the planet… 🙂
Yes but you designed it so well I was there! 🙂
Where do we go to next? How about the nebula in the constellation of Orion?
I’ll meet you there, should we pack lunches?
Sure thing! I will bring a bottle of fabulous Chardonnay and we can watch the swirls as they appear in that nebula!
I am sooooo good with that … a done deal! Sigh!
So not only intelligent, articulate and beautiful, but talented too.
AnElephantCant tell you how happy he would be if you doodled him!
Thank you for the lovely compliments. Actually I did portraits for a living as a young adult, now sketching a little and a few doodles is all I do mostly, Hope your evening is being a good one for you my friend! Penny
This time I will try to keep my mind focused rather than elsewhere and hopefully not make any typos 😉
Your doodles are amazing. My actual drawings are no match for those lol. So I will carry on with photography and poetry and leave the drawings to the experts 😉
I have found a pigment of the colourful imagination.to be extremely helpful at times. Especially when I envision things and then put them to poetry.
In that picture, I see a waterfall and a wave. I also see a face with hair cascading down the side of the head.
Great post again Penny, thank you
Thank you for the compliments Alastair. I like your words. And you. My friend, Penny
You are more than welcome Penny.