Coaching, Creativity, and Community
Last week brought me to the last page of my art journal! It was a great feeling to know that I worked all the way through it and I spent some time browsing back at the pages I created. What a great reminder of all that has happened so far, this year. It is funny that the last page in the journal and the first page in my new journal caused me stress. Having the feeling that I need to create those pages extremely special. This caused me to procrastinate completing those pages and I even did some work on separate pieces of paper because of fear. Fear of not measuring up, not being good enough, messing them up or not looking the way I would like, I put a lot of pressure on myself to the point of paralysis. How ridiculous! When I realized what I was doing (took me days), I knew I had to sit down and create something, anything, to move past that fear.
How not creative, yes I know… but I got past the fear of the “last page!”
I made a new purchase this week and I think this will be my new favorite for a while, water-soluble wax pastels. They are truly amazing, I’m loving them!
Just playing around with this new medium and the colours, so much fun! This started out as a three-second scribble, then I just kept adding to it. Now it feels to me like I am now living in this land full of colour and contrast, with lots of chaos on one side and a nice peacefulness on the other. There are also windows of opportunity that I am looking out now but haven’t jumped completely through yet. On the other side of the window lies a great expanse waiting for exploration and enjoyment! I can’t wait, just need lots of courage.
What do you see in this creation? How does it make you feel? How is it speaking to you?
Try this exercise yourself with any kind of writing tool. Scribble for three seconds with your eyes closed, then stop and look at it. What do you see, what does it need? Then, start adding to it, anything goes. There is no wrong here.
Have fun and happy creating! I would love to see what you create, feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will only share what I have permission from you to share here.