Especially if you’re grumpy, make art.
You might find a seed in your chest
or a leaf in your claw.
I come home
depleted, then immerse myself in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend giant crossword. Hmph. I have a cross word or two with myself.
‘Can’t you spend your time stretching out your scrumpled body or feeding your creative soul? No. Instead you have to tackle a dumb old right royal puzzle.’
‘I see my cross words aren’t working. I will try kindfulness instead.
(Change of Tone)
You’ve had your escapism. Now how about a spot of art-making?’
‘Just keep it small and simple. Here’s a piece of pre-painted paper.’
‘Oh … OK’
‘Here’s a magazine. Pick a page with colours or textures that grab you. Rip it into tiny pieces. Glue them down.’
‘I can do that’.
‘Yes. You can. How about adding more paint. Just a bit.’
‘But it doesn’t look like anything apart from a childish flower. And it’s not going anywhere.’
‘That’s OK. You’ve let yourself play with paper and glue. You’ve given yourself creative space. Tearing up magazine pages is a bit of a release, isn’t it?’
‘Mmm. I see a face in this flower.
A grumpy face. Maybe I’ll draw it forth.’
‘Go for it. Now, do you feel any better?’
What’s more, I’m inspired to create a new series.’
‘Even if you’re ….. , make art.’
Especially if you’re ….. , make art.
What would you add to a series?
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