10 Reasons Why you Need to Unite your Life and Art
10 Reasons Why You Need to Unite your Art and Life
And How to use the Magical Gift of your Power, Sensitivity, Creativity and Vulnerability, the Art Fairies gave you on your Birthday.
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Do you recognize these thoughts:
"Wow..... look. Those shiny pencils.
Oh My. I can feel my heart do little butterfly summersaults."
"I'd love to make art. But hey! I'm not an artist. So... No. I don't make art."
"Hahaha! Who me? Art? No way. I'm soooo not artistic."
"I doodle. Yes. No. That's Not art. I wouldn't dream showing it to anybody.
I'd die of shame."
"Yes. I know I'm creative. I really try to NOT do anything with it. Why?
Because I'm sure Id suck at it."
"I'm too fragile to really express how I feel."
"I'm not strong enough to be truly successful."
I've heard every excuse in the book.
I know them all . Because I've used every excuse myself ...
Seriously. It. Stops. Here.
Here are the 10 Reasons for
(Highly) Sensitive Soulful AND Strong Women
Why your Life and Art needs to be (re)united
If you desire an Empowered Artful Creative Life.
And your art is - to quote Elizabeth Gilbert -
"Everything that Causes a Revolution in your Heart"
1. You were born creative. Accept it.
Your creativity is the best gift nature has given you. It's limitless and completely free of charge. Use it freely and it will grow. Not using its full potential is like saying: "No thank you, I don't walk that much. Keep the legs."
It's important to interact with your creativity as much as possible. Learn, watch, observe, play with it. Your creativity is here to serve you. It wants you to feel true happiness. It wants you to be a strong empowered women.
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2. You are here for a reason. You need to find that reason (hint: it's your life's purpose)
You're at this specific spot on my website for a reason. When you unite your Soul with your Art - and your art can be playing the piano, write poems, bake cakes or paint rainbows - , you'll find your WHY at the speed of light.
The finding is in the doing. Yes, we're speaking paint on hand, composing a tune, writing a poem, cooking a meal. You in full Creative Soul Mode.
I created the wonderful Free your Happy Art Community for HSP and Sensitive Woman. We make art together in the wonderful Sanctuary of our Art Community. We celebrate our raison d'être. It's where women like you and me come home to whom we really are.
3. You know there is art living in you. Why the waiting?
A book, a business, a painting, a gorgeous meal. It's has chosen you. It wants you to give it form, color, smell, taste... You are a vessel. All you've got to do is embrace that endless strength that lives inside you.
All you have to do is sharpen your senses, and art, music, recipes, possibilities will reveil itself. At the Gloriously Imperfect Art Days in the Netherlands I work with a small group of women. We make art that has no result. All we care about is the process. The inner and outer process.
At the end of the day no one says: 'That's not very artistic'. We work in silence, have a great organic meal together and out comes beautiful and unique art.
I know, you might not live in the Netherlands, but yearn for art. You are very welcome in the international Art and Creative Living Community for HSP and Sensitive Soulful Women.
4. Because you can't lock up all the thoughts in your head. They need to come out.
I know. Libraries are filled with books on Creativity. And Art. And Fear. And How to Get Over It. There are seriously boring books about Creativity. And books that hit you at the core. Books that change lives. Every author agrees on one thing: creativity is the greatest gift of all. But..... If you still don't do anything with it, what's the use of it all? Stop the pondering.
Enrich your life. Enrich the world. Free your -inner- art. The only way you can achieve this is by providing an open space in your life for it. A life filled with creativity is a life fueled with possibilities, opportunities and chances.
I created the wonderful Free Art Library to get you going.
5. Because you want to be successful. In your own way.
Do you want to be successful? Really successful? Deal with your art and creativity first. More specifically: Deal with your Light and your Darkness.
Here's why. Maybe you spent serious money on expensive online programs and business coaching. But whatever you tried - and I know you've tried - you're still not where you hoped you ought to be.
You see, you are not like everybody. You are sensitive. Maybe you are a Highly Sensitive Person. You are deeply creative. You feel, see, hear way more than other people.
You're too special for the One Size Fits All approach.
You need to sort out procrastination, that infernal perfectionism. You need to deal with focus and you need to know you are enough. You need to feel The Force. Only women who dare to be powerful AND sensitive feel and use. The best way - for sure the most fun way - to accomplish your dreams is to unite your life with your art. This is how the women I work with Create Change.
6. Because your sensitivity came with the Phenomenal Gift of Creativity.
Science backed! Sensitive people are highly creative. Well, we saw that coming, didn't we?
When you hear, see, feel, sense, smell more than the other 80 percent of the population your life is already filled with art!
Need I say more? Go on. Make your art. I've written many articles on creativity and art to inspire you. You can read the articles here.
7. It's time to take yourself seriously.
This is me being stern. I know you need to earn money, or take care of your family, clean your house. Yes, that's very important. But every time you don't participate in that drawing course you yearn for, create that dress, built that special program, or take the time to observe that lovely rose, you say to yourself: "I am not important enough to nourish." You already have what it takes. You can stop listening to the toxic people (and the even more toxic voices in your head).
"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." - Jean Shinoda Bolen
8. Your Art is NOT luxury. It's a necessity.
Creativity needs a well. A source. Or it will run dry. And if you ever - like I did - had the bad fortune to be depressed for a longer period of time, you know what a life without Happy Creative Sparkles feels like. It sucks. Big. Time. Maybe you've experienced bad trauma. Maybe you feel deeply disillusioned. Not worth the effort.
We need to treat our creativity with loving kindness. Take it out for longs walks. Dance with it in the middle of the street (or in the safety of our home). Sit in a museum and look at that painting. Sigh happily.
Because it feels someone made it for you. You need to take it to the movies and cry. Your Creative Soul wants to hear music. Go to a store with fabrics and touch silk. Eat food from that funny looking place.
Most of all, your creativity wants to be loved. It wants to know it is valued. Treasured. Appreciated. The only person it depends on is you. You are responsible for the happiness of your own Creative Soul.
People make art in the most horrible circumstances. In the Japanese camps women wrote recipes filled with rich cream and butter on tiny pieces of paper. Children in refugee camps make toys out of trash.
We have to make our art. Because it's our birthright. It's how we express ourselves.
9. Art is NOT for artists only.
I know. Maybe you never made a painting before. You don't know how to. Well, maybe you never ate sushi before you were 25. That didn't stop you from loving it these days.
It's time to stop the whole artists vs non-artists separation. You don't have to go to art school, you don't need to be famed, poor, depressed, lonely.
You don't need to feel as lonely as Vincent van Gogh, who - by the way - famously said "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
Your art doesn't need to change the world. You will bring that change yourself. When you live a full creative life.
10. Because you're worth it. Not the Face Cream. But the LOVE!
Art. Creativity. You. If applied with ample TLC it becomes the Greatest Love Affair ever.
Once we move pass the stage of perfectionism.
Once you Bid your Adieu to the Stage of Not Being Good Enough.
Once we lean into the abundant art and creativity that flows through us, the happiness party really gets going.
All we have to do is be the Goofy Wonderful Creative Souls we already are. You don't have to do it all yourself. I'd be honored to help you.
I personally have fallen into every dark pit, and stumbled blindly over every road block and obstacle known to man - okay maybe not every obstacle, but I had my fair share of stumbling. So you don't have to. I want you to live a joyful, artful, creative life. Because you can bring forth change.
Your Color, Your Sound. Your Words. Change only you can bring.
My words resonate with you?
I'd love to talk to you. You share your story, I give you 30 minutes of my time and my undivided attention.
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HSP Sensitive Soulful Woman this is how you say goodbye to perfectionism. Step into a colorful life. Unite art and life if you desire a joyful, artful, creative life.