Art in a state of child-like innocence
I have always enjoyed art and creating stuff since I was a child in pre-school (& also loved mathematics & science ).
I do art in many forms- sculpture of the human physique; photography, sketching; fine-line art of beautiful building architecture; trees 🌳 and nature and just simple – lines and dots.
In year 7 I recall my High School Art teacher 👩🏫, a lovely woman called Mrs Frost, teaching us the basic approach drawing ✍️… beginning with lines and visualisation of the subject you would like to draw and then you draw. Writing a story had an “outline” first before ever beginning to write.
The High School Senior Art Prize was given to me that year, to the surprise of everyone and dismay of all the school seniors (usually the school art prize was given to seniors- year 11 and 12s). Not that year. That year a little nuggety year 7 won it.
It wasn’t that I was the hardest worker or the most talented.
As I reflect, I believe I won because my art came from my heart 💓, rather than technical ability because I had not done as many hours at drawing as the seniors in the school by that time.
I simply taught myself to surrender to my inner muse and followed as freely and truthfully as I was capable of doing at a that time. I was not and did not allow myself to be influenced by a preconceived notion of what the piece of art will/would be.
I just played and did art in a state of child-like innocence then … like I have done since and still do, today.
Only I’m better at it.
Open up to your inner creative power
You see, when you tap into the source of your immeasurable creativity, it will bring more joy and satisfaction to your everyday life.
You need to allow yourself to open up to your inner creative power. When you do, believe me… it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt. This increased awareness of the power that has formed the universe is felt … as you align and identify with the energy of creation itself.
This deeper source that IS THERE within YOU … will them inspire you to dream and to create.
I love 💓 love stories. Don’t you?
What if I said that I believe creativity is awakened by love … that it is a spiritual love story. A spiritual journey too.
I feel that This spirit of love 💕 has always moved me (since consciously deciding this back in year 7) and moves me today (& if you try it regularly) .. it will also do to you.
This Mysterious Thing
Ultimately, we are formed by a relationship with ourselves (not relationships with others as society tells us so, even though this is critical and relevant).
Ultimately, it is this relationship with ourselves that allows us to open up our hearts ♥️ to each other, to others … and express the beauty that we are.
You will … we all will … discover the creative path in our own unique ways.
I recall loving the study of the genius of D.H Lawrence in English studies in senior High school . He spoke of this “mysterious thing “ that we all hunger for … from life and so desire more creativity
He wrote –
“Men are not free when they are doing just what they like to do. They are free only when they are doing what the deeper self truly desires “. And to reach within to realise the nature of that self, takes some deep diving”
Work on improving this relationship. If this relationship improves, other relationships improve too.
Yours in iron, mind, heart 💓 & muscles 💪,
The old captain Viking Pirate 🏴☠️ muscled 💪monk 💭