Two weeks ago, I spotted a Facebook update that told me of a workshop in Mindfulness and Intentional Living. What attracted me to this was the mention of Creative Journalling. Now, I’ve been trying to journal off and and on. I was inspired by Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist Way’ to do this. But I felt there was something missing when I only wrote three pages every morning. I won’t deny that the exercise was a life changing one, but still there was a bit of a gap.
I decided to attend the workshop and I’m so glad I did. It opened me up to a whole new aspect of journalling and creativity – intuitive painting, collage making and just going with the flow. I’ve always dreamed of painting but knew I sucked at it. However, the exercises in the workshop gave me the boost I needed to attempt to express myself through art. It allowed me to say a loud “Shut up!” to my internal critic.
So now, art supplies are filling my desk and I’m start to be excited about another creative side of myself. I am drawing, colouring, painting – and just enjoying expressing myself and being me!
I used to dream of being a writer. At age 41, I made this a reality. I dreamed of being an artist. At almost 50, I am one! 😉 You are never too old too dream!
“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis
The writing prompts for this week’s Friday Reflections are:
*Writing prompts for 1 May 2015 FRIDAY REFLECTIONS # 9
– What is your favourite way to spend your day/s?
– Why is it important to sit back and reflect on your week? How is weekly reflection making an impact on your life?
– Reflect on the following quote: “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis