I’m a self-taught artist. I paint how I feel and call it art therapy. And if you read any other post on my site, you’ll see that I believe all creativity is therapy.
Creating is how we turn “dreaming” into “doing”.
Anyone has the power to create. If you have dreams, you have the material.
When I create in the studio, I’ll literally use anything around me – Purell (makes the paint do pretty cool things), salt (great to put on watercolors!) nutmeg (for an earth color, sprinkle it on acrylic paint!) cardboard (glue it to a canvas, paint over it and voila, texture!)
My nature walks are a wonderful exercise in “doing” – I often daydream about the personalities behind all the breathtakingly beautiful trees and…
Be an adventurer in your own world – do you see something around you that resonates deep in your gut? Make something out of it.
Doing is a way that you can share your dreams with others.
Every flower along the path – even if it’s not the path you’ve planned for yourself – is an opportunity for growth and inspiration. Who knows what its scent will bring?
When I make art, it’s an exercise in finding the “doing” in my “dreams”. To make art, I don’t use much – half the time I’m not even thinking about what I use. but I have an intent. It’s not planned out exactly, but it comes from a burning sensation within my heart.
(not heartburn though)
It’s a desire I’m manifesting through my art. A will to live from my aliveness, what makes me tick, the vision I can sense inside of me, even though I can’t’ always see it clearly…
it starts to appear
And I’ve made things happen for a reason.
When life got in my way
I didn’t run…
I took what life gave me…and RAN WITH IT!
We al have dreams. We all have something swirling around deep in our souls like watercolors, itching to burst out and paint a beautiful backdrop.
And maybe it just stays a backdrop.
It can become more.
Will you ever know if you don’t try?
I started painting in hospitals. I had dreams of sadness, frustration and anger. But I also had dreams of overcoming obstacles and keeping my heart and self vital and true to the “me” I was before hospitals.
I manifested my dreams and grounded myself in my vision everyday, layer my layer, brushstroke by brushstroke
You could just call it finishing a painting, but I call it quite a metaphor! If you’re a dreamer – and aren’t we all – you have the power to be a doer as well.
Do you really want to turn dreaming into doing?