The Artist Within – A Guide

Creativity Workout #3
April 8, 2009, 2:37 pm
Filed under: Creativity Workouts
Just grab your old magazines!

Just grab your old magazines!

This is one of my favorite Creativity Workouts these days because it is so easy to do on the fly!  I find this one particularly helpful when we are all just getting home.  The kids are buzzing around, all talking to me at once, and asking for snacks, etc.  I can stand at the kitchen counter and work through my desire to shout, “Give me a SECOND!” by looking at the pretty pictures and tearing or cutting them out.  Sometimes even that is enough to make the transition to being home and being completely present. 

Just look for images that catch your eye, make you happy, or suggest something that you would like in your life.  For me, it is not fancy cars or beach houses (well, maybe a trip to a beach and a favorite beach house rental), but it is images of natural beauty, items that suggest peach and tranquility, and anything that conjures up images of a large, open, well-lit painting studio.  Aaaaahhhhhhhhh.  I feel better just typing about it.  Enjoy! 

Remember, working out your right brain muscle is all we are doing with these workouts.  You can toss them in the trash as soon as you are done.  It is the act of doing that physiologically connects you to your right brain/your Artist Within.  E-mail me images of your dream collages so I can post them here to inspire others!  Whitney

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