There was lots of creative play yesterday as I had the pleasure once again of teaching my painting workshop to a lovely group of women.
It never ceases to amaze me how many women don't see themselves as creative and yet they pick up a paintbrush laden with paint and voila they come back to themselves.
Does this resonate with you?
Would you like to paint, draw, sculpt, or perhaps design a new garden layout and yet believe you're not creative enough?
If so, it's time to break through that barrier and just try it anyway. What's the worst that can happen? You might have to scrap that version and try again? That's okay and in fact it's good because it's only in the doing (and the 'happy accidents') that you're ever going to progress.
Yesterday we got curious, blew paint with straws, splattered paint with a toothbrush, collaged, played with colour, set down pools of watercolour onto paper and it was fun. As well, we were learning about ourselves, what makes us come alive and that we are enough, we are creative.
Imagine a good friend or perhaps your child having just started playing the piano - you would be encouraging them to play 'in spite of' any wrong keys played because that's how you learn. They would never get to feel that sense of pure joy when they finally played a piece that has eluded them.
So, I don't say any of this this lightly, I say it because I believe wholeheartedly that we are ALL creative and it takes 'just having a go' to remember this truth.
You won't look back, I promise!
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