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Isn't that just the nuts? We had the most wonderful day yesterday. 30 children, lots of doing, making, drawing, colouring, dancing, story-telling and cake eating!!
Thanks to everyone for making it such a brilliant day. Creativity in everyday life is SO important. We can suppress it for years and years then rediscover it when the time is right. Our confidence is low and it grows when we begin to practise it again.
When we are children, our natural state is to launch in and get messy. As we grow we somehow lose the abandon to explore life through art - this is a huge shame. The good news is though that it comes tumbling back whenever we want it to, we just need the keys...and the keys are....(are you ready?) the keys are.... allowing ourselves to do it. accepting that it might take us a while to get 'good' (whatever we deem to be good) and simply allow ourselves to actually do it, to pick up a brush, a pencil and just 'do'.
It's peasey...I promise! Come on one of my workshops...that's my favourite bit... working with someone that hasn't done any art for a gazillion years...let me hold your hand...literally!