In Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book, Big Magic, she writes that A creative life "…it’s all kind of amazing—what we get to do, what we get to attempt, what we sometimes get to commune with."
When I read these words they struck about a thousand chords within me. I'm sure I am not the only artist who knows this to be true. Yes! It is all kind of amazing--all of it. The truth is, when you are living from your core & tapping into the Creative Energy that is always at work in the world, even the moments of failure and struggle hold the potential to amaze & open you up to parts of yourself & the world you never knew before.
Once a week I get to experience all kinds of amazing in the art class I teach. Every week I get to help 12 out of 29 k-5th grade brilliant elementary aged little artists tap into their creativity at a local United Methodist Church After School Program. I absolutely love it.
Yesterday we talked briefly about Wassilly Kandinsky, then got lost in circles & pastels. We had a blast! There was one moment when I was helping each artist tile their set of 6 squares that I literally pinched myself to make sure I as not dreaming.
Seriously, yesterday was magical.
I love the little artists. Being their art teacher is the best.
Lanecia A. Rouse Tinsley