|"Never Give Up" collage by Lani with help from FlyPaper Textures.C|
Creativity coach Eric Maisel wrote in one of his newsletters, "I have... seen even serious depression lift after only one creativity coaching session. This happens because a client has renewed hope, a renewed sense of purpose, a clearer picture of what next steps to take in her creative life, and a renewed sense that she matters and must act as if she matters."
But I think it's more than just a coaching session. I believe that creativity is all about love and sharing what ever gifts you have with others.
Over at 14 Secrets we just finished a month of prompts that were very inspiring and sweet. This was to help us work with our feelings over the loss of a friend, Deb Gilchrist, to channel them into something that will be of benefit to ourselves and others. I put all the prompts into an eZine so if you are interested in a month of art prompts, I'd be happy to send you the zine. Just drop me a line at lanipuppetmaker at mac dot com.
“Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey.” - Eric Maisel
"Don't worry. Be happy. Make efforts." - Meher Baba
For a little more on this topic, check the 14 Secrets blog.