My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative. She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often. She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project. She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes. Often she has stood up in class and…Continue
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about perspective. Friedrich Nietzsche is quoted having said, “There are no facts, only interpretations.” The older I get the more I embrace that thought. Madeleine L’Engle says her absolutes are The Ten Commandments. I would agree with that thought. I used to think there were a lot more absolutes but life has taught me to think beyond my own capacity to understand and accept other lifestyles, beliefs and understandings. I don’t know all the…Continue
A rest in music is an interval of silence. A rest in writing might be a blank page or sheet of paper amid a lot of verbiage. White space. A rest in art can be a spot of grey that gives your eye pause.
Rest is a nap or a good night’s sleep. In some countries where the weather is quite warm, it is common for people to take an afternoon siesta when, during the hottest hours of the day many businesses, churches and museums close so the proprietors can go home…Continue
Admittedly I really don’t like to exercise. Seriously don’t like to exercise. I wish I had been brought up playing sports and working out and discovering the benefits of keeping in shape. However the reality is……my mother thought Little Debbie snack cakes was one of the major food groups. I kid you not. Making cakes and eating ice cream was about all the entertainment our family had. Although in high school I was on the royal Track court (not the queen but her court) and on…Continue
In writing my book on creativity I am including a section on vibrant health through tapping into your creative nature. I am convinced expanding your right brain is a key to better health and vitality.
Interestingly I am also at the menopausal age in life where I am able to devote time and energy into discovering where my own creative nature leads and am finding a new me I didn’t know was there. I am reading a ton of books, articles and quotes that feed into this belief that being…Continue