Were you told as a child that you were not creative?
Were you raised to accept that creative time was a waste of time...worthy of guilt?
If so, you are not alone. I can't tell you how many truly creative people I have met, who can't give themselves to the playful process of making art.
These days, as art, music and PE are suffering cutbacks, and schools' art classes have to fit in a weekly smidgen of time, I worry about another generation of kids whose Inner Artist is being obliterated.
Happily, among young adults, being a "Creative" means that you are in demand. I hear at trend conferences that there are fewer interns who can pick up a pencil and draw out an idea, but for those who can, there is a great demand for those who can translate a concept to an image.
Art is Joyful.
Creativity is Healing.
Making things with your hands clears your head and heals your heart.
In a crazy world, we find our sanity, our Inner Peace, by expressing our heart and soul through art.
When making art, or being creative,
we need lots of empty time and space
for our internal process to unfold.
I spend a whole day in my studio, cleaning and organizing, listening to happy World Music, before I start a new project.
Somewhere inside *all* of us is the
Creative Child who knows how to PLAY.
Won't you join me?