Word of the Week: REFRESH

For 2015, we wanted to push our creative limits and take a closer look at what inspires us. We will be choosing a Word of the Week, and each of us will translate that word into and artistic expression...and encourage others to do so as well. We will reveal our creations here every Monday. To start the new year, the first word we selected is "Refresh"...

   Michelle Larson   - When I want to  Refresh  my soul, there is nothing like being near flowing water, surrounded by natures' most spectacular treasures, to wash away all the clutter and chatter. (photo taken in soft focus, December 2014 - Yosemite, CA)

Michelle Larson - When I want to Refresh my soul, there is nothing like being near flowing water, surrounded by natures' most spectacular treasures, to wash away all the clutter and chatter. (photo taken in soft focus, December 2014 - Yosemite, CA)

   Julie Cimpko   - Living in such a beautiful place, the ocean always reminds me of the constant change of life – the tide washing away the old and bringing in the new….a way to  Refresh . (photo taken in January 2015 - Laguna Beach, CA)

Julie Cimpko - Living in such a beautiful place, the ocean always reminds me of the constant change of life – the tide washing away the old and bringing in the new….a way to Refresh. (photo taken in January 2015 - Laguna Beach, CA)

   Chelsea Hipley   - Mother nature always has her way of reminding me how beautiful this world is. Don't miss the opportunity to be  Refresh ed by all the magic that surrounds us everyday. (photo taken in January 2015 - El Capitan State Park, CA)

Chelsea Hipley - Mother nature always has her way of reminding me how beautiful this world is. Don't miss the opportunity to be Refreshed by all the magic that surrounds us everyday. (photo taken in January 2015 - El Capitan State Park, CA)

   Susan Shepardson   - Lemons are so  Refresh ing...just the scent of a fresh cut lemon, elevates my mood. I should smell lemons more often! : )

Susan Shepardson - Lemons are so Refreshing...just the scent of a fresh cut lemon, elevates my mood. I should smell lemons more often! : )

   Wendy Hay   -  Refresh  is the rain. The sound of it falling. The way it feels as it touches your skin. The way it smells as it enters your senses. The way it gives life to our wonderful world. (photo taken in my garden, Lake Forest, CA)

Wendy Hay - Refresh is the rain. The sound of it falling. The way it feels as it touches your skin. The way it smells as it enters your senses. The way it gives life to our wonderful world. (photo taken in my garden, Lake Forest, CA)