Deep breath in, deep breath out…
I have been on my toes lately, emotionally. Nothing major here, just some ups, then some downs, some work stress, some tickets to pay, cuz at 10pm, coming from a late class you forgot to buy a train ticket for using one station only, then some people who are just not tuned on to your radio station, and so there is static everywhere around.
Where am I? Oh, ya…I am in my virtual space, sharing an experience with my virtual friends. Today I want to share how it feels to loose your focus on the things that enrich your life.
I have lost my focus on something that is very important to me. My sketching routine has vanished, and I have even stopped carrying around my sketchbook with me everywhere. You know… life gets in the way, we get lost in today’s information jungle that bombards us like crazy every step of the way. And my life is not even that complicated… I feel for all parents out there.
And I am not comfortable giving up sketching because it really helps me connect with myself on a deeper level. I have got the chance to taste the benefits of taking a line for a hike, of sprinkling Brusho powder on a page, spray with water, and watch absolutely mesmerized how colour takes a life of its own, and travels up and down the page. The brush talks to me and chooses the colour for the day, and my fountain pen lays the wisdom letters, arranging them into words with great care.
Art doesn’t take time away from your life, it gives it back to you! All you have to do, is decide you need a few moments for yourself. That can turn into an active meditation, and you create your own unique art. Your art is as beautiful and sophisticate as you are. My art is healing for me. I use it to transform feelings just like an alchemist mixes magical elements to find “gold”.
Art is not just for the most talented out there. Art is a gift you have from the time you are born, and nobody can take it away from you. You practice it every day when you cook, when you garden, when you fix something, when you sing, when you walk in nature. Do it your own way, call it your art, and don’t let anybody label it or compare it. The more we learn to be creatively free, the healthier we grow, and the happier we become.
What is your art? What do you love to do? Do you set aside time to do it consistently?