while sipping coffee in my studio this morning, i read taking refuge in your art by bindu wiles. it instantly inspired me to contemplate the transformative nature of creativity in my life.
bindu's words caused me to consider that turning toward my art has guided me through the darkest of times...
creativity has walked me through difficult chapters of death, illness, sorrow, existential angst, despair, ennui, and frustration.
making art is an essential human experience. it allows us to express how it feels to be inside this human body.
i think that creating when you are in a painful place is a catharsis similar to crying: letting it out is healing relief.
when we channel our internal conflict into something creative it allows us to know deeply that we are not alone...
when i am feeling emotionally wrecked, my instinct is to crawl into my snail shell, retreat, hide, consume, unplug, deny.
but if i remember to turn to my art in these moments, i feel infinitely better. and amazing stuff is created in this space.
i believe that art is alchemy for the soul and that if we are brave enough to share this art, it's healing for the world...
beautiful guests, do you turn to your art in life's difficult moments?