Still, I wanted to share a watercolour that I created in an art class some years ago. We were a small group of friends, gathered together with an impossibly creative teacher, Linda Cameron. Somehow, some way, we…a small and merry group of women, had learn-ed ourselves into the ‘right’ way to paint…drawing lines, and laboriously colouring between the lines. Linda was challenged with ‘un-teaching’ us; encouraging us to paint from the heart, rather than from the head. After decades of me trying exceedingly hard to take the fun out of painting, I can’t tell you what a relief it was to let go and truly enjoy playing with paint. I’ll be honest; I still find myself slipping backwards….back to the days of trying too hard…but I tell you, when I permit myself to play, and paint from the heart, that’s when the magic happens.
These past weeks have had me noodling over the creative content of my blog. Me, myself, and I, have, as a team, concluded that it’s not about the number of posts, but rather about marrying the genius that is technology together with the creative arts that I love. You may recall that one of my reasons for starting this little blog was to hop on the techie train. Fortunately, and surprisingly to me, I have discovered that technology and creative arts can not only be friends, but each can literally fuel the other with an intensity I never imagined. It’s good, yes it is! But, it’s also a little bit like opening Pandora’s box. It’s been a bit like a creative explosion…not only have I re-ignited my passion for textile arts, but now I want to explore photography, creative writing, video…and who knows what else. In typical Type One behavior, I have become a little overwhelmed with the many creative ideas rotating in my brain at the moment. What to do? Let it be just what it is.
I promise you, I have been wearing clothing the last couple of weeks. Perhaps even wearing some blog worthy clothing. I have been doing some creative arts. But mostly, I have been happily in my head. There’s a lot going on in there right now, but I know well enough now to understand it’s part of the creative cycle.
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