Ali Edwards has an approach to her creativity that I admire very much - finding art in life, redefining what art might and can be.
Great quote from her blog today:
John Burroughs : The lesson which life constantly repeats is to 'look under your feet.' You are always nearer to the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars. Every place is the center of the world.
I can see this tree from home. It's not under my feet, but it's something close, not travelled for, part of my place.