Re: Getting Creative
This entire thread reminds me of what I sometimes think when feeling so bad... that I've had a "failure of expression". That I'm not paying attention to how I feel and processing it through telling a story - to someone on the phone, with a picture, with a comic strip. So it's like I *need* these things, viscerally, to just feel normal. I don't consider myself an artist, but I need to do art to feel ok. And it has to be what I call "free" art - where I'm not thinking of how it's going to turn out or the grade that I would get if it was a project, I'm just in the moment, feeling what I'm feeling and accepting it, and trying to communicate it. I doodle, sketch, talk into a tape recorder, whatever. Sometimes when I feel particularly pressured to produce something (like I'm a factory instead of a human, *be*ing) I get out crayons and draw and think, "what I'm doing is good! and won't be judged!" and it's so freeing, so happy. just my thoughts... great thread.