In the whirlwind of work and maintaining a household, life often feels like a perpetual cycle of responsibilities. But where is the adventure? Why are we merely working to eat and sleep? As I reflect on this, I realize the importance of having a creative outlet. However, what about those who haven't found theirs? This year, let's make 2024 the time to prioritize self-care and embark on new beginnings.
The Power of Creative Outlets: In the midst of the hustle and bustle, I've come to appreciate my creative haven. Sitting with my students, I often think, "Thank goodness I have this place." After a challenging week, it becomes the sanctuary where we can let go of worries, paint, chat about life, learn, laugh, and just be for two precious hours. No nagging, no obligations – just pure, uninterrupted creativity.
Making Time for Yourself: 2024 is the year to reclaim time for yourself. Two hours a week may seem small, but it's a transformative investment. During those moments of artistic focus, the world fades away, leaving you and your creation in the spotlight. Whether you're painting a leaf or crafting a masterpiece, those two hours become a powerful sanctuary.
Personal Experience: As a mom juggling both household and business responsibilities, I understand the value of those two hours. Surprisingly, a paintbrush has become an essential part of my weekly ritual and routine. My students and I, diverse in our backgrounds, find common ground and relaxation in our painting class. It's incredible how a simple paintbrush can redefine our perspectives and make us better individuals.
Your 2024 is taking on a new hue, isn't it? Amidst the demands of life, setting aside time for self-expression and creativity can be a game-changer. Join me in making art goals for the year ahead. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, those two hours may become the catalyst for positive change and a renewed sense of self. Cheers to new beginnings!