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Do Not Forget to Play

Over the Mountains Across the Plains to Grandma’s House we Go — Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins


Do not forget to play in life and really enjoy it.”    —Eileen Caddy

I believe that creating art is about play and having fun.  Today’s art is “Over the Mountains Across the Plains to Grandma’s House we Go.”  This is a playful piece depicting the family driving cross country to visit Grandma in Florida.  It is available for sale in the Espirational Gallery.

play stimulates creativity

Copyright 2019 by R.A. Robbins


“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.”

~ Linda Naiman




Fabric art, like shown above, available in the Espirational Gallery.

The rapture that defines moments of pure delight

Callie playing bouncy ball.
Photo copyright 2011 by R.A. Robbins


“Meditators dream of attaining the single-pointed focus that young children experience naturally when they play.

Spiritual aspirants long for the rapture that defines moments of pure delight.”


― Victor Shamas,

 The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun & Celebration

Luring the Muse

Don’t look at me, I’m hiding.
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins


“Often the Muse will not respond to direct and logical requests.

She must be lured in with the playful and gentle.” 


 Jill Badonsky, 

The Nine Modern Day Muses: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence

This is the real secret of life

Cats Dance at Midnight
Copyright 2008 by R.A. Robbins available in the Espirational Gallery.



“This is the real secret of life—

to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.

And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

~ Alan W. Watts

Play is Not Over There

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Play isn’t something separate from the daily grind of life. It is not something to finally get to when work ends. Rather, play, like music, is a force that we feel in our bones and that whispers in our heart. As kids demonstrate, play is not over there, but forever here and now.”

~ Vince Gowmon