: listening to your heart and getting started : By Fiona Loves :
Self healing can be a daunting task! Using art to open the heart and allow healing can we very helpful. I denied myself the 'reward' of feeling good for so long believing it was futile to an abundant future. Pfffft!! I'd just filled my head with crazy notions and found excuses. So this post is about sharing what I did to get started! Firstly - I have to be totally honest! To help me start, I engaged the help of a wonderful life coach. I was literally paralysed by the thought of change and didn't know where to begin.
So where do you start...?
Well, the only thing that matters is that you start! Do anything... doodle, paint, draw, mold clay. Don't worry what it is. Just remember, you deserve this. The world deserves to see your true potential.
Anyway, you need to find whats right for you but here's some help meanwhile...
: COMMIT :
Firstly decide when you are going start. Write this down.
Check what materials you have and make sure you buy what you need prior. Don't spend a lot, art supplies can add up!! Also just start with anything you have laying around. A pen, a marker, a pencil.
If you're stuck and want to get some extra supplies - Click here for a list of the material I use.
: CLEAR :
Make sure there's lots of room in your head for being creative. I find it's harder to create work I love when I'm thinking about little things like exercising, gardening, washing, making the bed, grocery shopping, vacuuming.
So do some chores, go for a walk, pot a plant. Don't go crazy but make sure you tick off a few key things prior to starting.
I have an 'organising obsession' and love to orgnanise one thing before each art session! I've pictured my cutlery here as this is what I did this week! Dont worry too much about it but the idea is make yourself feel productive and connected with yourself - also clear your head while doing it!
: PREPARE :
Get your little art space ready. Have a clean table or work area and lay out all your things. It doesn't matter what you have just put the things there that you like.
Tip : only place here the colors and things that make you feel happy. Its important to make sure you feel connected to what you are about to do.
: INSPIRE :
Now - grab something from around the house that you take your fancy - a trinket, crystals, food, flowers, books, instruments, anything that speaks to you and makes you happy. Pop these beside your little space.
: VISUALISE :
Now that you are looking at something that makes you happy and your favorite things are ready. Sit at your work station and close your eyes.
Take a few deep breaths and visualise yourself painting. Feel the happiness and beauty within you.
: START :
Yep - do it! Don't worry about anything, just keep going. Use your inspiration object to create some shape.
Don't be literal just start with some shapes. Let your tools guide you.
Your intuition will lead the art - just let your heart have a go.
Once you've done your first shapes/color, take a break.
Come back and go again, and again and again...
: ADMIRE :
Stand back and admire. You are an artist, you always have been.