First up, thank you.
I express gratitude.
Gratitude that in spite of all that is going on in the world right now, I am in the lucky place of being able to sit at a computer in a cosy room in Sydney, Australia, the planet and share my creative musings with you.
Gratitude to YOU for engaging with the space of Art and Soul.
Thank. You. Here. Now.
Art and Soul playshops have been taking place in the Zoomosphere.
Who knew that a playshop on this platform could be
so friendly, so warm, intimate, heartful, authentic and comfortable.
And….dare I say it?
Please peruse the little paintings that I created during the Zooms, while participants were
arting during Soul Bricolage
or Nourish and Flourish,
or writing during Heartwrite.
You might think that making art during a group means I’m paying less attention to the participants, cos I’m caught up with my own art. But no.
It’s the OPPOSITE.
Engaging in this type of small, light Response Art helps me be more present. I am tuning in even more deeply to the energy of the group, the essence of the client, the nature of the relationships between and amongst us. Art-making can help me Zoom in on an intuitive level just below the rational, trying-to-figure-it-out-linearly mind.
It’s all about Intention. If I am making art in the service of the clients, I will not disappear into my own Zone. If I do notice my attention starting to head towards my own art interior and away from Being With the clients, I quickly correct my path.
What are your thoughts on this? As a potential client? As an art therapist or creative facilitator? Do you make art while attending to others?
So yeah. I share with you the joy, depth, beauty and connection of the Art and Soul Zoomospheric playshops to date, plus four little pictures they have sparked.
Lyrebird or Seahorse?
Or some other life form?
What do you see in the image below?
with love, art and soul