I am enjoying the word challenges and the set size of the pieces. Sometimes it is with panic rather than serenity that I am finishing my quilts! However when thinking about this current word, I keep coming back to nature and the power of nature to calm.
What is it about the natural environment that provides this sense of well being and balance? I have a small garden yet looking into its green folds gives me pleasure and recharges me mentally. Perhaps it's also the coffee I'm drinking at the time!
But a walk outdoors in a bush setting or to a waterfall or a view can produce the inner calm, the restfulness known as serenity. Let go, surrender and be calm like a tree.