“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. “
– Leonard Cohen
This month I want you to play with this theme exploring the ways we see light and how it radiates through cracks, behind doors, around clouds, back lighting effects. Keeping in mind the underlying meaning of Cohen’s quote. The beauty in imperfection.

Ernest Hemingway wrote a similar quote, “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”

Use the following images to help inspire your creative thoughts.


The base of the colour palate I would like to be similar to this dark cerulean – a dark “stormy” blue that is then transformed into a spectrum of light blues, turquoise, silver grays, white. Corals, yellows, pinks and hints of purple are all welcome. See attached image of colours.

I would like the blocks to be upwards of 10.5” x 12.5” I.E they can be a rectangle like that or a 12.5” square or 14.5” by 12.5” etc – rectangular or square.

Fire away with any questions and most importantly have fun with this – play and experiment.

The book I am currently reading helped trigger this prompt for me – see the cover image:


It is set in the area where my childhood cottage was and I am loving this series!

Remember to use the hashtag #beeinspired2018 and tag me in your progress. If anyone else wants to play along just use the same hashtag. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Posted by:Kathryn Upitis

Kathryn Upitis c/o Studio 81, Suite 1102, 690 Princeton Way SW Calgary, Alberta T2P5J9 Canada IG: @kupitis Email: kupitis@shaw.ca

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