Words that recently caught my eye: What if everything would work out fine? While passing by and looking for my car I stopped to pay close attention to read it again and again.
Looking around, making sure nobody could hear me I said: 'Yeah, Anne, what if?'
Well, it definitely sounded like a creative process in my ears. Being human is equal to imperfection.
But holding on to Love, while learning, discovering, forgiving, loving, fighting etc. seems to give me a glimpse of perfection and everlasting beauty. Reason enough to have high hopes that everything will work out fine!
My creative process is about beauty, a soulful story that finds inspiration by paying attention. Small, seemingly unimportant and often insignificant things can become huge expressions. These small things can be anything: From a flower, to a leaf, a gesture, a thought. But it's volatile. When I sense it I have to write it down or take a picture or pick it up instantly. I know many of us are experiencing these kind of inspiration, but only few have interest connecting it to a deeper level and start a conversation with it.
My desire to make art every day is increasing more and more. The way it connects you to a deep, intimate place within yourself while cultivating a safe place to process everyday life is of incredible great value. So much to say about the benefits of creativity, but being taught to create from your authentic place has my preference. When you would like to learn to create from this place, start by asking questions. Why do I like this, how does this color make me feel, why does it make me uncomfortable. You are nor complicated or stupid by questioning a lot. But exploring, so you will be able to come closer to your own well. And that's where creativity lives!
Walking with my dog, sharing conversations with friends or strangers, being attentive, it all inspired me to share a few blogs on my creative process to encourage you in creativity and in developing a new workshop.
Day 1 Collecting one or several things where I find beauty in.
The first morning of this process I noticed the very first blossom. Taking time to have a close look and starting a conversation is very helpful getting to know in what way it's connecting to me. Asking myself questions, like: * What color? How does it make me feel? * How does the structure feel? * Does it remind me of something or someone? Sometimes I write it down, or make a sketch, or try to paint the color. While ending part 1 of this creative process I invite you to join and share your found treasure. Would love hearing from you!