Imagine not only investing in our children but also investing in our adult selves and supporting families. Supporting our communities.
Children are natural conduits of energy and freely move through the creative process organically exploring their thoughts, wonderings and ideas through artistic expressive languages. Sadly, as we begin to ‘mature’ we lose that freedom. Art and creativity become viewed as something you have or don't have. Humans begin to question their worthiness of creating. I am here to tell you, we are all creative. Humans are creative and curious. We just loose site of this and I am here to help assist you in refocusing and getting back your creative expression (or deepening your creative practice).
I hear so many times from parents, ‘oh I am not artistic’, ‘I am not creative’ but I need you to know, that is not true. We are all creatives and creators. Our art may not ‘look’ the way we want it to look so we think we are not creative, but that is not what creating art is about. It’s about the process. It’s about discovery. Creativity and developing a creative practice takes just that…. practice. In order to develop a practice you only need to dedicate a small amount of time and energy to that practice, just like anything. It also takes vulnerability which is scary…especially for adults. Expressive art is about practicing moving through and moving forward through creating. The process of art making gives us an opportunity to slow down and connect to ourselves. It’s the discovery and rediscovery of ourselves. That is why I am so invested in my own creative practice and working in the expressive languages.
Investing time and energy in supporting all members of a family unit, all members of a community, helps to break negative cycles and old stories. This is key in healing our world. Expressive arts supports this process. The arts organically connect us. Connect us to ourselves, connect us to others, connect us to our environment and world. Allow the arts to do what the arts do. Connect, create, collaborate.