Spread #10 – Will You Dance With Me? July 28, 2008Posted by Orly in Spreads.
This is my 10th spread and one month since I started my art journal blog.The seemingly ‘yet another blog out there’ turned out to be big for me. It restored my forgotten creative self. The daily busyness of making something out of nothing has renewed my sense of autonomy, integrity, possibility, abundance, and rekindled my excitement for art making. More importantly, it recovered a sense of connectedness with people I know, from close-by, or in other continents, people I slightly know, and complete strangers.
Before, for me, when done with the process of creating a new piece, an emotional detachment from that artwork would occur, almost instantaneously. However, today, entering a new piece on my blog signifies only a beginning. Once it activates your interpretive participation, sparks fly, human creativity at its best.
Commonly creativity is associated with the arts, but you see, I am a true believer that creativity resides in all and manifests itself in countless beautiful and mysterious ways. I see the proof all around me, all the time! No matter where you are in your life, whether you raise children, make art, music, write, offer healing, or unique services, It is never too selfish, too late, or too silly to work on being creative.
I am so grateful to those who take time to view my art and even put in a piece of their heart in the comment box. I have yet to find a person who does not inspire me. And to those before me, who have shown me how blogging can get me out of the garret, like my friend Donna. She kindly introduced me to her blog and her beautiful writings about the ways people create or find sanctuary in their everyday lives.
My kids have been a constant source of education, enthusiasm, and amusement. Ilan, a fountain of everything, he is my blog master. For him there are no limitations, only endless possibilities. Maya’s writings and other talents shine brightly through her blog. She never cease to amaze me with her beauty. Other kids’ creative energies are boundless as well and are endearing to me.
All these wonderful people in our house provide me with a rich playground and allow me to never stop playing in it. Now I’d like to expand on it to include you! So I have created a new page, called About Other Creative Types. It will be used by others, as a forum to showcase their creativity. It’s a page where we ‘link’! You can look at it as an extensive blog roll.
You can go to this page and in the comment box provided you may write your thoughts, ideas and creative writings. Share anything that somehow is related to creativity. You are welcome to tell about who you are, or advertise yourself. Once in a while I’ll join you when I have a story to tell about another creative type I’ve encountered.
I have a fun survey answered in the above artwork. Please find the same survey in the About Other Creative Types page and type in your answers in the comment box.Let me know of another way you wish to be a part of this exciting new page of my blog.
SO — WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME?