"I make it a priority to do the things that I am passionate about even when I don’t see them directly leading to any beneficial thing in my life other than supporting my own joy."
-Christina Seitz howtobeagoddess.net
I so love that my daughter is creative. I love that she doesn't judge herself harshly. That comparison hasn't snaked it's damaging head in just yet. That she's still free to explore and create without censure. Without purpose even, other than to enjoy herself. She reminds me of what creating art should be-Fun! Free! And alive with color and energy.
She's teaching me that not knowing how is ok- just make it up and it will turn out fine-that's what being creative is about. Not knowing gives you the opportunity to put your own spin on it. She's a little bit of a rebel in that way.
My job, as I see it, is to keep this freedom alive in her. I do it by finding it in myself and practicing. Practicing setting aside judgement, expectation, critique of any kind. Just giving myself permission to explore freely. To never be critical, of my own art or hers. To look for what we most like in each other's art and to improve on those things.
I'm grateful to have such an excellent teacher.
|Rose pens made of duct tape|
|Using yarn, lace and ribbon|