Small Flowers

peony_watercolor { Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time } -O'Keeffe

How often do I consciously notice? I am so often blinded by familiarity, failing to appreciate and recognize the small flowers in my day-to-day. While reading Creative Confidence, I was struck by the subject of observation - keen, pointed observation. Professionally, I'm used to the idea of using behavior observation as a tool in designing a successful interior. I'm challenged, though, in tuning-in during the "everyday" of life. Creative Confidence says that there is power in a conscious effort to observe. Like maintaining a friendship, the capacity to appreciate each detail requires the power of will. If I observe the details of my surroundings - in design, in people, in music, in nature - with the amount of effort that I dedicate to dear friendships...I can hardly fathom the possibilities!