“Do you think that when Rembrandt was painting, he stood there with a brush in his hand thinking, “Okay, I wonder what my next brushstroke is going to be. If I put it there then it may clash with that. I’m not quite sure, but maybe two more centimeters to the right, let’s measure it. It might look better over….” Creativity arise out of the state of thoughtless presence in which you are much more awake than when you are engrossed in thinking.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Within the last two weeks, I started two more e-courses. (I have to admit that since I began taking painting/mixed media/drawing classes, I am totally obsessed with e-courses. Currently, it’s as if I am back in college and taking 18 hours a semester. Oh, the stress that I heap upon myself!) Anyway, it is what it is.
In preparation for the classes, I decided to make cover sheets in the journal for each. Here they are in all their glory:
The first course, “30 Days of Grace” is taught by Alena Hennessy, while the second, “Hello Soul, Hello Mantra” is taught by Kelly Rae Roberts. Both are amazing mixed media artists with different styles and processes, which is what I love about taking classes from varied artists. I am learning a broad variety of techniques and approaches, and although I am momentarily overwhelmed with all that I’ve taken upon myself, I love it. This from the woman who 9 months ago, was convinced that I hadn’t a creative bone in my body, and couldn’t draw or paint! I am not saying that all of a sudden, I am an artist, but it does go to show that each of us is creative in our own way. The word “can’t” should be banished from our vocabulary as it prevents us from realizing our true potential. As for the courses, I heartily recommend both of them.
What is your “can’t? I am here to tell you, that you can. Overcoming that limitation, is your gift to yourself and the world. Really!
All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich