Tonight I was reflecting on my final class, today, for 2017 Reconnecting You To Hopefulness. I've felt nurtured watching the images created, and the personal discoveries which are self-affirming. I've seen new directions come to some, and definitely new insights and ideas. All of this happened when people chose to spend time trying new ways of creating.
And then I read Pam Grout's latest piece "Do your art. No matter what. No matter where." and felt pushed to share it with you.
Yes, as Pam says "Do your art. Do it badly, do it without judging, do it as often as you can. ... You don’t need money. You don’t need the right equipment. You don’t even need talent"
It makes a difference. To you and to others. Perhaps most importantly you begin to feel and to see more of the magnificence and surprises that you are. Then you have more to share.
The article begins with these prompts, from Kurt Vonnegut “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”