I have been sat here awhile trying to convey all that I want to say about creativity and what my dreams with it contain. Creativity is very much like a mirage to me. I see it plain as day, I work with it, feel it in my bones, and dance with it in vivid color but I have trouble explaining exactly what it is to me or how I work with it. This causes my spiritual creativity practice to raise a few questions and as a lover of clarity I thought I would clear some of that up!
Here a few FAQ other creatives have asked of me lately.
I call myself a Soul Driven Artist, what the hell does that mean:
This means that I am not an artist out of desire to be one or because I am even any good at the whole art thing. Soul Driven Artist means my soul, my being demands that I create. I have walked away from art several times and I always end up going back no matter how much I protest. It is a part of me no matter how much I doubt or fight it. I have to create and I create for Me.
Where I am Creatively:
For the moment, I am using my art as a healing medium for myself and discovering how to foster that ability to create healing projects for others. I have a daily and weekly creative practice that includes poetry, painting, drawing, and exploring colors/symbols to analyze my own work and decipher it’s hidden messages.
Biggest Creative Struggle:
I am having a hard time tying down my own practice into one others can benefit from and understand. Because of this struggle, my confidence is starting to falter.
How I am Connecting Art with Spirituality:
This ability has came through no true effort of my own. The two have always been connected and I feel a similar charge from magic as I do from creating. Both are a manifestation and require birthing something out of your own energy and being so it is not difficult for me to connect the two. Although I do make an effort to design overtly spiritual projects.
Art for me in One Word:
Why I analyze my work:
I analyze my pieces because I am past the idea of liking everything I make. I don’t create out of anesthetic goals but as something I need to do to understand myself on a deeper level. I don’t think too hard about what I’m making, I listen to my gut and see what symbols pop up. After I am finished, I then research what these symbols mean and see how they reflect what is going on inside me at that time or how it describes my true feelings toward something.
Creative Hopes for the Future:
– To get over myself and develop an art healing regime for others.
– To look into dance as a healing art.
– To connect with more like minded healing artists!
My Current Inspirations:
– Music – La dispute, This Wild Life, Foxing (This week!)
– My Medicine Wheel Teachers
– Alan Watts
Collage and pen/marker
– Candles and Incense
– Art Journal
– Tarot Cards
– My box of colorful pens
– My bucket of weird art materials