Much has been written about the benefits of art and self care. Regardless of whether you appreciate a work of art that someone else did, or you create one yourself, there is something special about the way creativity can reach deep into the soul and unfurl an array of subconscious thoughts, dreams and desires.
Creating art is a form of self-expression. It holds the potential for tapping into the core of who we are, what we believe, what we stand for.
So often people shy away from picking up a paintbrush, a pastel or a marker, believing they are incapable of creating anything of worth. Too often we judge our efforts by the finished product. Which is why I love intuitive art.
Intuitive art is all about the process of creating, and not the finished product. There are no rules, no techniques to master, no planning required. It is the act of showing up and being guided by the blank canvas and your own intuition. It is giving yourself permission to get lost in the swirling array of colours, choice of medium and/or a variety of textures. Dismiss the idea of perfectionism, set aside comparison, leave behind judgement and surrender to the still small voice inside that is relishing the ability to bring inner most thoughts and ideas to the surface.
I encourage you to find time this week to splash some colour on some paper or canvas.
You may be surprised at how nurturing it can be.