I was most privileged to speak at the Woman’s Creativity Workshop hosted by Capo Beach Church today. This was another incarnation of the event we did in September. It was similar at heart, but different this time: different crowd, different artists/instructors, different stories. I loved every minute.
To me, this message is so important—not just because I have had a bad thing happen and am trying to see the good in it. It’s something bigger than me. Something bigger than our circumstances. Finding beauty and meaning through creative play/work/practice is something everyone can do. I believe that this is a primal God-given survival skill that everyone has access to. But it does take practice…and usually, a lot of encouragement. Notice I don’t use the word artistry, which I think can be intimidating to people who don’t call themselves artists. (Most artists don’t even call themselves artists, by the way.) These days I think of creativity as a sort of ‘problem solving from the soul,’ which applies in broader approaches to living as an individual than just putting pen to paper or paint to canvas.
Here are a few pictures from our morning. It was so wonderful to see a little of what lives inside each person who was there.
A peek at the grand finale:
Here is a big hugging-and-kissing THANK YOU to everyone who helped put this event together and showed up today. I hope you stay inspired. You have inspired me!