Have you ever sat back and thought about the parts of your job that you really love?
It may be the reason why you went into that profession or it may be things you realized about it, once you were in it. Even if your job is not your dream, if you are doing it day in and day out, and it takes a chunk of your day and life, I hope there is SOMETHING you love about it.
Recently, a friend asked me what I love about what I do. Without even having to think about it…I knew.
I love when…
🧡the athlete who thinks he/she has no interest in art gets lost in the creative process and spends the most time out of everyone working
🧡the mom who claims she has no creativity gets excited in the process and starts dreaming about what else she can do to other things
🧡 the young artist who doesn’t know any rules, regulations or of a world saying “it’s not suppose to look like that” double fists paint brushes to create or throws the paintbrushes aside and sticks their whole hand in the process
🧡 the artist who has an idea and when it isn’t working out finds the freedom to pivot into something else and stands back more amazed at the end of what they wrestled through on the inside to make something on their own
🧡the hurting, angry child who seems to never slow down or focus gets so lost in the creative process that they are now calm, soft and focused and sharing things from the inside and all the hard melts away as they work
🧡 the grown man who starts slow and hesitant but then as he gets into it, he rolls up his sleeves and starts allowing the kid in him to reappear
These moments and more like them are when I see the spark. I see artists get lost in the creative process…for the journey it’s taking them through on the inside and not even really related to the product on the outside.
It is the ART MAGIC🧡
It is more commonly called the creative process or process art. I use both those names as well, but when you see it happening before your eyes, it leaves you feeling a bit giddy. It feels magical and really special that we can get lost in the journey and forget all the yes/no, right/wrong, black/white, true/false, and exact answers and be left with our feelings, decisions, thoughts, and process. It is pretty magical.
So, have you got lost in the creative process and found the art magic recently? If you haven’t and if you didn’t have an answer to what you love about your job, I encourage you to try something with your hands this weekend. Get creative and lost in the process. It will help your spirit and it just might help you process out what you do love.
Thanks so much for following along, and I will be back soon!