Inspired by the Cultivate Project, I share my thoughts and encouragement to begin a creative day to accompany a new piece of artwork every month.
As we lead into this holiday season, the one word that comes up over and again is joy. We hear it and yet somehow often in this season, we don’t live it. And I think for many of us we don’t live it all the year round. But it’s important that we do cultivate joy during this season and certainly the entire year round.
And if we can cultivate an inner joy during one of the busiest times of the year it should become a habit that we hold onto all year.
When I say cultivate joy, I don’t mean a slap happy grin that’s always on your face with not a care in the world. Yes, this would be great but to even get there we have to nurture the joy deep within ourselves. A joy that comes from self love and trust that opens us to our whole selves and then begins to overflow outside of ourselves.
You may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had the feeling of a happiness that makes you feel content yet have momentum at the same time. One that comes from a place you don’t know. There is no explanation, but you’re just having a great day. If you’ve never had that feeling, then you definitely need to keep listening.
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We need to know where we are going and then keep our eyes there while working in the moment of where we are. Otherwise we’ll just go where ever our eyes are looking. And if they don’t have something to look at we’ll either end up going in many directions with the many distractions or end up stuck in one spot. This is vision.
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This month is all about daydreaming, something I’m excited to talk about because it is one of my favorite things to do. I never come out of a daydream in a bad mood, with anxiety or feeling sunk. I always come out inspired, active, and excited.
Hi, I'm Kathleen Scott
I’m an illustration artist and printmaker that holds a special place in her heart for all creatives, art, coffee, and running. Yes, I actually like to run. I was on the state championship cross country team in high school and ran for Wake Forest University. I still run, though not competitively. I do it for the love. Just like I draw for the love of art. And of course those things drive my love for coffee. Lots of coffee