15 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
in Art, Creations, different perspective, Expressive Therapies, The Circle of Art, weekend reflection Tags: art, connection, creativity, Different perspective, Inspirational, intuition, The circle of art
I finally managed to get to create something inspired by the beautiful prompts over at the Virtual Art Circle …
“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent van Gogh
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” Marilyn Monroe
Belated Fun Monday Challenge #6 merging into Mid-week Pondering : a story about a narrative of thread, life and changes
13 Jun 2013 2 Comments
I got stuck out in the wild without internet for few days…way too surreal:)
Fab…just wonder around anywhere and pick up 3 things and create something with them… enjoying the mind wandering freely and play creating a story….YAAY!!!
Here it’s my response… I gathered some weird things I was using yesterday and played with real and surreal textures creating a story about a narrative of thread, life and changes…wonderful evolutions coming from alterations in the process…
03 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
in 14 Secrets, Art, awakening, Creations, gratitude, ideas, Instant Inspiration Monday, mindfulness, nature, photography, rhythm Tags: 14 Secrets, art, creativity, Different perspective, Inspirational, Mindfulness, Narrative, Nature, photography
The 14 Secrets’ Fun Monday Challenge #5: Finding treasure, creating delight
Lani Glanville put together a beautiful challenge for this week:)
She based it on the work of Christopher Germer and suggested :
” Would you like to experience self-compassionate joy for 20 minutes? Take a 15-30 minute pleasure walk outside. This works best if you can take the walk in nature but any walk will do. The idea behind the walk is to notice as many pleasurable things as possible, slowly, one after another. Use all your senses—sight, smell, sound, touch…maybe even taste.”
Then bring the magic to the art space…make something inspired by this adventure:)
Well what a wonderful idea…practicing mindfulness and appreciation…reconnecting the world out there starting from within!
Here is the artsy result of this adventure:
30 May 2013 4 Comments
Here's a new 6 Degrees of Creativity art collab to join in on!
Not too long ago I came across this canvas pouch by Pamela Barsky that has the words "Practice Random Acts of Art" printed across the front. I thought it was an awesome creative goodness accessory to have and quickly made an order!
With this pouch, I thought it would be fun to practice random acts of art together within the 6 Degrees of Creativity community.
27 May 2013 Leave a Comment
As usual Lani Gerity brights up Mondays and shares great ideas that promote creativity, positive thinking and connections to the world around us! Today she reminds us about mindfulness in terms of looking for new things within the moment…An exciting process of discovering and learning improving our attention…check out her fantastic post over at 14 Secrets with links to great info about the research of Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and a great post about the power and excitement of looking mindfully at the sky in search for the stars!
Here is this week challenge:
“Go out your door and find five new things, or find five new things about the person you are closest with (or the person you are least close with). This should result in interest, excitement and elevated positive brain chemistry. Try working these new things into an art piece. “
It’s such an interesting approach to extend to everyday life…This kind of mindfulness is really energetic and reminds us that there are so many perspectives and nuances in life and paying attention just brings new insights:)
So here we go….my adventure for this challenge….
20 May 2013 2 Comments
in 14 Secrets, Art, Creations, Expressive Therapies, fun, gratitude, Instant Inspiration Monday Tags: 14 Secrets, art, art therapy, connection, creativity, Gratitude, happiness, Health, Instant Inspiration Monday
And the adventure continues with the Fun Monday 14 Secrets Challenge
” This week’s challenge is about gratitude, from finding little things in our environment to be grateful for, to the bigger things like pets, art making, friends and family.
Challenge: Take any or all of the above ideas and reflect on them in an art piece. Try going into that quiet inner space while doing this.”
I think it is such a wonderful reminder that gently puts emphasis on the joy within the moment and the appreciation of little things that change us and the world around us…Happiness, empathy and gratitude are contagious and by changing our neural mechanisms, then it results in positive attitude and approach to our environment…The power of these positive experiences not only changes interesting pathways from within but also creates a positive energy that we cannot help but share and grow…
So by picking a beautiful aspect/object/event to focus on and allow ourself to go to the quiet inner space…let’s create from there!!!
Here is my response…
Based on a beautiful japanese concept …Sekai (世界 ) = (the world, the earth, the whole earth, globe, universe, realm, field, land…) so much connects and evolve around it…For me Sekai is a connecting spiral web, where small and little acts/events of gratitude and appreciation generate more and connect people, things and stuff in the world we are part of…It’s a forever growing and evolving energy that comes from within and radiates outwards….
Feel free to share your work or play on Instagram by adding #14SecretsChallenge to your description, or by adding your photo to our Flickr pool.
13 May 2013 1 Comment
in 14 Secrets, Art, connection, Creations, different perspective, fun, ideas, Instant Inspiration Monday Tags: 14 Secrets, art, connection, creativity, Different perspective, Instant Inspiration Monday, intuition, wordless
OMG…..This week challenge is beyond awesome!!!
It allows you to claim your time to be in that special zone …. Just be and let go of words and explore the process in the brain where “creative magic” just flows ……And of course there is a great suggested way to try out via the seven-league boots in a new special way:)
Here is my response!
Here is the challenge:
” So here’s the Monday Challenge, we’ll be engaging that magical quiet, engaging that magical quiet, creative place and doing this according to great suggestions of either the listening to your heart beat, or the “seven league boots” exercise. So before beginning call to mind a puzzle, a difficulty, a concern that your mind has been working on with the verbal side of your brain. Just one will do for this exercise. Then proceed to the breathing and listening cycles (see above) or to the “seven league boots”. Once your mind is quiet, try creating some art from that space. Let it stay very intuitive.
When you are finished, look at your art piece and look for the symbols of the solutions to the puzzle or difficulty. The creative, quiet mind speaks in metaphor and symbols. It may take a minute or two to see them, but they are there. Our wisdom is within us!