every child is an artist. the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~pablo picasso
if you didn’t know already, by now you have probably realized that by nature, i am an introspective person. i think about my Art. i ponder the meaning of life. it’s just who i am. and i am totally ok with that.
sometimes though, even for me…i get tired of being in my own head so much. and it’s in those time that i know i need to get out of the deep end and spend sometime in the shallow end of the pool.
this past weekend i had the pleasure of spending a long weekend with my focusing on life sisters in galveston. it was a photography retreat so of course we took lots of photos. but mostly it was a chance to spend some time face to face. a chance to really connect. linger over our meals. share a glass of wine and conversation. laugh hysterically. play on the beach.
in her book, the artist’s way, julia cameron often writes that our inner artist is a child. and that it is important for us to treat ourselves as such. so what could be more childlike than play?
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. ~ecclesiastes 3:4
through play we nurture our creativity. through play we replenish our creative fuel.
and it has a profound affect on our Art. i am living proof.