"Stories are medicine. I have been taken with stories since I heard my first. They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act anything - we need only listen."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
366 Days of Creativity Week 26 in Review: June 24th - June 30th
“What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever.”
Want to know something cool I re-discovered?
I had a LEGO® Telephone growing up.
I did not remember this but found it when I was looking through old pictures.
How crazy is that?
As I've been doing this experiment people say I must have really loved LEGO® blocks.
I'm not sure.
I don't think I was ever a huge LEGO® fan.
My nephew, a huge fan.
I mean, my bedroom never looked like this..
I liked LEGO® but as I said before, I liked the kits, which I got more of as an adult than a kid, and I pretty much made only houses or cars when free building.
But seeing The LEGO® Movie, realizing how uncreative I had been when I played with bricks, and hearing about how creative companies encourage their employees to play with bricks, inspired and led me into this 366 project.
It made me smile to re-discover that I had a LEGO® phone growing up.
The LEGO® blocks must have been in my heart all along and I'm so happy they are getting to play.
I also found a picture of me with watercolors and a picture of my grandfather reading the comics to me. I think this weekend I'm going to make some time for painting and make sure and get the Sunday comics and have a good laugh.
What did you love to do as kid?
According to the quote at the beginning, those loves are still in your heart and want to be expressed.
How can you express this this weekend and week?
A playful theme expressed itself in my creations this week.
A playground, a tire swing, a hammock, and painting emerged.
How do you play?
How do you relax?
How do you create?
I hope you are filled with joy and wonder and fun and love.
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"The world is a playground. You know that when you're a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it."
-said by Zooey Deschanel's character in the movie Yes Man
"'I'll create something new tomorrow.' I want to stop you right there. Tomorrow never comes. If you don't do it today, you're wasting your time. Draw something. Create something. Make something. Not tomorrow. Today."
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
"When the desire is born, right away you start counting yourselves a failure, because you've got this desire that hasn't been satisfied. Know that you never get it done! And since you never get it done, it's time to stop being unhappy about what's undone, because most of it is undone! You are an eternal being. Instead of taking score about what's been achieved - we want you to start feeling anticipation about what is still to arrive."
"Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity."
"Art is the artist giving voice to creation. Art speaks words for the heart. In our hearts we hear it." -Susan Meissner
"When you're feeling stuck with a painting, I can't encourage you enough to make a bold move."-Kelly Rae Roberts