We all encounter hard patches in life. Recently, I hit one. The silver lining to difficulty is that it usually comes with a learning opportunity. For me, this was the reminder that there are three approaches we can adopt when faced with challenges in our life. I discovered that some work better than others.
Here is what recently happened to me.
I am most interested in the “life happens through me” approach because it relates to art-making. I believe adopting this perspective allows us to create our best art. By following what feels less difficult and trusting the decisions emanating from us instead of forcing things, our art comes more easily. It also is often more potent and more like us. This approach is most closely related to the fabulous, creative state of Flow.
What have you found is the best way to react to challenges in your art-making?
Let us know in the comments.
Have a great Sunday!
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the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.