When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed.    The rhythm, balance and composition.    

The same is true for all of life.

Recently I re-watched the final episode of ‘A PERFECT PLANET’ on BBC 1.     Once again David Attenborough lays it on the line.    

He has warned us over and over again about the damage we are doing to our environment/planet….but this episode is all about US and how HUMAN DESTRUCTION is threatening the world we live in.  

watercolour….demonstrating how everything reflects upon everything else – how all of life is interconnected. 

P1100748Today we find ourselves with many leaders who clearly have no real understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance.    

It is these same leaders who are overseeing and governing our collective futures.      Each day we wake to whatever new form of madness, they choose to impose upon us!     

Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more unstable……

As I write this post in July 2022 we are experiencing yet another heat wave in the UK.

    This time we are about to reach 40c – a first!!      

With years and years of warnings….each government has chosen to bury their heads in the sand….not wanting to invest in vital infrastructure changes.   Always thinking short term – always thinking about the quick fix and how they can  get the next vote!

This form of thinking simply doesn’t work – it will destroy us.


Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was written in 1962….and spells out so clearly the horrors of what was to come unless we changed our ways……again that was 1962……and oh my goodness was she right. 

So many of us feel a deep sense of frustration and loss.     How can we make a difference?   How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives?

I am a firm believer that small changes made by each and everyone of us can add up to big changes…but most importantly we must elect people who do understand what it is to live in a fully interconnected world….people who are willing to forego power and wealth for the greater good.   

Sadly I haven’t come across one yet…..!


Given that our beautiful planet is out of sync – so are we.   Remember all things are interconnected and so when the planet feels pain, so do we. 

Through the creative process in all its many forms, we can begin to heal ourselves and consequently the planet.      

When we see the world around us as the exquisite tapestry of life that it is….we can connect with its core….and make positive changes. 


By turning our phones and gadgets off and allowing ourselves the time and space to truly observe Mother Nature’s bounty – we start to see and understand the wonder of it all. 



28 thoughts on “OUR PERFECT PLANET

  1. Timothy Price

    Wow this are fantastic. It’s amazing how one little change changes everything. It’s like going from Lomakatsi to Koyaanisqatsi (life in balance to life out of balance).

  2. Writing to Freedom

    Beautiful paintings Janet and thanks for caring so deeply about our planet. No doubt the imbalances are affecting us all. I don’t know how we can elect worthy leaders when the system is broken and rigged by corporations and big money. Maybe our personal changes will turn the tide. Hugs. 💕🌏

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you Brad for reading and commenting. As always you hit the nail on the head. We are ruled by big corporations and big money…power and greed….but even those who think they are so powerful will eventually die! I don’t have much hope for us as a species, but whilst there’s breath in my body I can live a life according to my beliefs…which ultimately is all that any of us can do.

      1. janetweightreed10 Post author

        As I write this, the UK is experiencing unbelievable heat. Hotter than we have ever experienced before. It is so draining…….Thanks Brad…hope it’s not too bad where you are. `XX

  3. tidalscribe.com

    We haven’t learnt, even after seeing the clear skies and smelling the fresh air of the first big Covid lockdowns, people still expect to fly on holiday and drive around.

  4. davidjrogersftw

    Thank you Janet for reminding us never to lose a firm footing in nature and its simple but glorious wonders. Thank you too for your art work. We’ve been hearing about your heat waves on the news Good luck..

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning David,
      Yes, indeed we are in the middle of an incredibly fierce heatwave – for us anyway! We are experiencing temperatures that we have never seen in the UK….Fortunately this one is quite short lived but I fear (as do the scientists) that we have much longer ones ahead. We simply do not have the infra structure to live in heat like this. It’s supposed to be 15 degrees cooler tomorrow….thank goodness. Stay well and stay cool. Janet 🙂

  5. The Wellbeing Blogger

    It’s sad we’ve come this far and have done so little to hold everyone accountable. There are aspects we can’t control but which fall under “our” leaders’ belt. They do so many conferences and worldwide events but we see very little action beyond those camera moments.

    PS: I like reading your words so much, and your art always captures their energy. It’s a full experience! Thank you 😊

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it. You are so right about ‘our leaders’ being quick to be present for the camera moments and sound bites..but I am not sure they are doing nearly enough behind the scenes. Having said that we must all continue to contribute positively….:)


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