Art is about letting go .... letting go of perfection, letting go of the SHOULDS, the HAVE to(s) ... Art is about giving yourself permission to express yourself ..... is about diving in and awakening the artist within....... diving in and dancing with the real you ...with the the divine sparkle of light that is immortal....
Art is about people ..... like-minded people, loving, generous, supportive, non-judgemental, inspiring...
Art is about the paints ... watercolour, oils, acrylics, oil pastels, chalk pastels, inks, charcoal, pencils .... Art is about the brushes and sponges, the palette knives and the forks, and the cloth, and the fingers, and so much more ...
Art is about being curious, about removing the barriers of insecurity, is about building or re-building a relationship with yourself, is about healing the past, about enjoying the NOW and looking at the future with love.
Most of all ART is about allowing it to be part of your life and listening to the whispers of kindness and compassion and joy .... is about the cocoon of safety and colour where you can step in anywhere, anytime and feel rejuvenated, peaceful, optimistic.
Elisabeth Murdoch said "I always believed that a mother's role, especially to a young adult, is one of kindliness, affection and courage, and perhaps one hopes to inspire them to rise to the best that is in themselves."
I would say that this is the role of a mentor, a teacher, a coach, a friend who really touches your life and changes it forever!
I've had the joy of meeting such a person. It is Pauline Agnew. Have a look at her website at www.seedbedstudio.net and learn about the exciting course she has for you starting with January 2013.
Give yourself permission to get in touch with your feelings and express them through art! Do it ..now my darlings! It will be a great way to start a new year!
See you! :)