The Fine Art of CreatingThe success of a creative recovery hinges on our ability to move out of the head and into action.
In each of our fun, relaxing and enjoyable public paint party classes - we, the instructing "artists" hear some common remarks at the beginning of each class -
"I can't even draw a stick figure..." (to which we reply..."not to worry... we will walk you through this, step by step")
"I'm so nervous... I'm going to mess up..." (to which we reply..."it's okay - it's only paint! If you don't like what's happening... we will let the paint dry and just paint right over it!")
"Will you paint it for me?"... (to which we reply... "Nope... you are the creator of your own Masterpiece! You've got this!"
As we grow older - our fearless creative child that lives deep down inside of our adult self has been stifled. Remember that child? That same child that would take a crayon with reckless abandon would create his/her masterpiece on any blank canvas available - blank wall, floor, toilet seat...actually any solid object/wall available before Mom would see.
Everyone has that child somewhere in them... the real chore is being brave enough to unleash that creative youngster and enjoy the process of creating without fear of perfection (that our adult self believes is necessary... it's not)
If you are interested in finding a way to giving yourself permission to unleash your artistic child and discovering the beauty of incorporating art into your everyday life - we encourage you to checkout "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.
The Artist's Way movement began over 20 years ago with ideas that the author initially shared with her friends from her living room. Today The Artist's Way has helped millions of people discover & recover their own creativity.