Life can seem a bit messy at times. This is an everyday truth - and an understatement -- for many of the artists I create with. Some are homeless, shuffling between various group homes, overcoming addictions and mental illness, mending broken relationships or dealing with past hurts. They are some of the bravest people I know because in the midst of the mess around them, they still keep creating, still keep moving on, and continue to find beauty in the chaos.
This week they made a beautiful visualization of "finding beauty in the chaos" -- a weaving of all the leftover scraps of papers that they had painted the previous week. These were all the pieces trimmed off from other projects, or deemed not worthy of being used in the first place.
As they all gathered around to weave their small pieces together, I could sense the beauty and spirit around us. They saw their life in that weaving - I know I saw mine too! THIS is why I am a creativity coach!
So just in case you were wondering why we're not open during the week, and what we are out in the community doing . . . I will try to update you with some of these amazing stories that happen almost every week.
I am so blessed with the artists I get to work with. And I hope their artwork inspires you as well!
Note: For more thoughts on "beauty in the midst of chaos", see Chapter Three of Nicole's book "Think Like an Artist" -- now available on Amazon.