Name Today: Perth
Today I get to: watch Merlin
There is magic in the wild places of the world
The above photograph was taken in Great Britain, during the coldest & wettest day of a 8 day trek through the Scottish Highlands. I've been more than a dozen times to Britain, but even so, it calls to me still. There is something so very intriguing about an isle full of legend, mystery and above all, magic. You can feel it when you walk the old tracks or stand in a stone circle. It's palpable. Every since I was a little girl, I was enthralled by the stories and legends of Merlin. I read everything I could get my hands on, including Mary Stewart's Arthurian Saga, The Mists of Avalon and Morte D'Arthur. I even named two of my cats Merlin and Morgana.
I have been re-watching episodes of Merlin, a British television series that my mom and I began watching together back in 2008. It's now showing in the USA on the Syfy channel, currently on the third season with a fourth season scheduled to begin filming soon. I love it. The relationship between a young optimistic boy named Merlin and the young, brash & arrogant Prince Arthur is hilarious and charming. There is also the "it can never be" relationship between the maidservant Guinevere and the future King of Camelot. And, lordy, when Lancelot shows up, well...he's hot. ☺
In addition, STARZ will soon begin airing a series on Camelot! Oh goody! More magical nights, more nights of my hubby reminding me I'm a big dorkasaurus. It's true, but I love hanging out in the dork forest. :)
I'm always inspired in my art by legends and folklore. I'm currently reading The Book of English Magic, a historical look at magic throughout England. There is so much I didn't know! The introduction alone was full of information and inspired the above piece. I'm only a few chapters in and already my creative brain is on overdrive! I'm being led to art and art will always allow me to find myself. As January comes to an end, the door to February opens and new pathways, new ideas and new creative goals come forth.
Where will February's path lead you?
Into the Dork Forest I Go!