“There are no rules to creativity.” Laura Jaworski
After the holidays I have the custom to quickly re-gift items that don’t fit into my chosen lifestyle, but that someone else might enjoy. This year I received an adult coloring book (the meditative kind) and some markers. I asked a friend if her granddaughter might find a use for them. She gave me an enthusiastic yes.
Less than a week later I found a thank you card in my mailbox. The envelope alone was a piece of artistic wild abandon. I could hardly wait to see the card.
Envelope with specific instructions
The card inside was no less amazing. It was everything I admire in an artist. Sara, obviously, has a deep understanding of what it means to be fearlessly artistic and creative. It has to do with joy.
Notification of an impending jail break!
Back to the world of adults – The least favorite things I hear from people are self deprecating statements, such as, I’m not artistic or I can’t draw. Perhaps what we mean is, I might do it wrong and then I’ll be judged. How sad to become stuck in a place overshadowed by rules, which are nothing more then socially agreed upon ways of being and doing. Such a safe and boring place to live.
Sara is coming over this summer to see my art studio and hopefully, hold a class in artistic wild abandon. I can hardly wait!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.