Indeed, I watched my friend learn how to fly today. And while she was in the air, I thought about the many forms creativity takes.
Creativity requires fearlessness. It requires daring. It asks us to step off into the unknown, to risk falling on our kiesters and to be willing to get up and try again. Creativity requires learning. It requires being willing to take feedback from others and modify things when we see the truth of it.
Creativity is exhausting. Its exhilarating. And sometimes, it requires support. That was my role today, just to support and witness. I was thrilled and inspired, even though my own creativity will never take this form--but my friend really learned to fly.
Wow. Just, wow.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society