Creative Love Exchange Revisited
I’ve joined the wondrous global Art Therapy + Happiness community.
My first task:
Create an Introduction Wheel, featuring the four Cs in four quadrants. The four Cs? Courage, Compassion, Connection, Contribution. Right up my alley.
The four Cs mean a lot to me. I spend days pondering how I might portray them. I itch to get to my art-making. Finally!
I carve out time and space. I ignore my list of Tasks-To-Do-Now-Or-Your-Life-Will-Topple-Over. I am at play.
A little spiral painting on calico catches my eye. I did it spontaneously in my creativity support group. It’s one of those pleasurable, non-thinking pieces – a spiral with a baby spiral growing off it.
It’s perfect for the job, in an embarrassing, radical, totally non-wheel, non-quadrant sort of way.
Inner Critic says: ‘What? Are you incapable of following instructions? A wildcrazymessysquigglyspirally thing instead of the neat geometry of four quadrants?’
‘Yep’, I say.
I write in the four Cs.
I tell a friend about the AT + Happiness Project.
She says, ‘Oh. It’s just like your Creative Love Exchange concept.’
It might not be a real proper wheel with real proper segments, but I allow Courage, Compassion, Connection, Contribution to flow in the organic spiral of giving and receiving – the Creative Love Exchange.
Here’s a link to Art Therapy + Happiness:
And here’s a link to further explain the Creative Love Exchange.
Can you let yourself follow your creative impulses regardless of what that persnickety Inner Critic says?