Artists often base their work on the world around them. Many take time out of their lives to walk in the woods or along a beach. This helps them to connect with the world of nature and enhance their creative energy. The world of nature is very different from the world of man. The noisy hustle and bustle of city streets gives way to the quick but quiet darting of birds and squirrels. Broken mufflers and horns are replaced with soothing bird song. The jarring colors of city lights and vehicles are ousted in favor of cool greens and soothing browns of trees and dirt. The blue of the sky is deeper and water reflects this beautiful color not found on city streets. Nature is a different world, but one that is still available to today’s artists.