January 9, 2022

The Gift of Sensitivity

Have you ever felt more sensitive than others? I notice this, especially when I’m with my non-artist friends. I’m more easily annoyed if music is too loud or the lighting too bright. As artists, we have a heightened sensitivity and awareness about everything and it can feel like a curse… It’s just overwhelming to feel so much! But this sensitivity is really a gift that brings forth possibilities in our life and in our art.

Let me share what I mean…

Leaning into your sensitivities awakens your intuition, leading you to meaningful experiences. Art-making is the process of cultivating our sensitivities. The more nuanced we become in our art, the more powerfully and sensitively the work communicates who we truly are. We can all tune in to this superpower.

How is this sensitivity superpower showing up in your work and your life? Let me know in the comments.

In this week’s Art2Life podcast I talk more about reframing our sensitivities as a good thing and not a problem. I hope you’ll join me.

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Have a great Sunday!


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Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
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.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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