Beginnings

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.” ~ Seneca

What a perfect quote for my first blog post, and so relevant to this time in my life, this new year, and all the possibilities that beginnings hold.

This blog will be about expressing art’s creative connections, and my adventures in and out of the studio as an expressive arts practitioner.

Giving myself time for creative play is high on my list of priorities this year – showing up, listening, experimenting with materials, and being open to whatever wants to take form.

I might begin with a poem, choose one or two lines, then splash colours on a page to express the feelings that surface.DSC02329

Or, perhaps an image will speak to me and I’ll create a collage, then let pen and paper spill words that needed my art as a bridge to a more familiar language.

On another day, I may grab my camera and go for a nature walk, immersing myself in sounds and smells and noticing the small gifts and details waiting for discovery.

What happens when creativity is given  space and time?  Surprise, magic and awe are invited to make an appearance, and I’m often blown away by the conversations that arise.

First step?  Show up.  Committing to a daily art practice doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking or something else to cross off my ‘to-do’ list.  I believe there is time for creativity, if you want it, and I’m choosing to do something creative and artsy in my studio every day.  In fact, I’ve committed to a year-long, daily practice – but more about that later.

So I’ll end this first post with a warm welcome to you, kind visitor.  I hope you’ll find encouragement and inspiration here, and perhaps a creative friend to journey with.

 

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