Happy March. So glad you're here!! The theme for March dawned on me the other day as I took pictures of a wintery deciduous tree's branches squiggling across the twilit sky. The sight made me think deeper about the branches reaching towards the heavens, the great beyond and inspired me. The light from the sun spreading across the sky, fading into a deep blue as the rays disappear. Expanding - Extending as far as possible. Continuously moving around.
My mind shifted back to the branches again. I had a vision. The passing of time will soon display these trees budding and blooming with green leaves, flowers, animals, bugs, expressing themselves to the fullest. Warm winds blowing, hot summer rains nurturing, direct sunshine giving life. Reaching, extending toward the sun growing bigger every season. I can feel the extending motions in my life and the expanding of myself. Thus the theme for March.
So what ever it is you are striving for, REACH for it with your actions, words, and habits. Extend beyond what you imagined. Expand your knowledge.
About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.