Prefer to listen as you create freely?
Click play below for a reading of today's intentional session from co-founder Matt.
Today, let's reconnect to our child-like creativity with curiosity, imagination, and freedom!
Remember what it was like to create freely?
To have a connection to creating that was simply curiosity, imagination and freedom? Today, let's bring our freedom to the page.
The Weather has turned and we are prepared.
We may not have a lot of “art supplies” on hand (or we might have too many and have to choose) but one thing stays with us: our imagination.
Maybe it has been a while since you used it but it is always there.
REPEAT OUT LOUD WITH PURPOSE AND INTENT:
“I honor the creative child within me.
I create with joy and freedom knowing there are no ‘mistakes'.”
Here are a couple of fun exercises to spark your imagination for an interesting journal page.
These can be done with only a pencil and a piece of paper if that is all you have.
1) Ten Totally Random Things
Start by making a list of ten random things. Imagine these “things” doing the unexpected, in unexpected places, with unexpected company. For instance, a beard where a unicorn lives. A strawberry on a racetrack. A cave with a road going in and a river coming out the other side. Cars go in and boats come out. You get the idea. Sketch them (Stick figures are just fine) or make a collage with images.
2) Crumple, Mash, Twist, and Arrange
Take a piece of paper and mark it up with whatever tool you have. (Crayons, a pencil, black marker, watercolor…whatever) crumple it, mash it, twist it. Now smooth it out the best you can. Tear it into shapes. Arrange the shapes on a new sheet of paper or in your journal. Glue them down when you're satisfied.
“As I play and create with my inner creative child,
I feel grateful for ___________________ “
How did it feel to create with freedom?
Please share your observations and creative musings in the comments below or the Art Room Activity Feed.