Dear Dorothy -
Thank you for opening your studio, giving me the opportunity to participate in your workshops. I was reminded that creativity takes time! Intellectually this makes perfect sense but it's not often allow myself to have it. Giving myself permission to attend was an
important step. With every passing year I've allowed less and less time for myself I've become less and less creative. I realize I need blocks of time for creative projects, usually 2-4hours. This allows time to detach from the outside world, focus my mind on the process and then, to let my mind return to the present. I was also reminded that I can do art, just to do art! I don't have to produce it for a reason, for sale, for a grade, for approval or for other eyes to see and judge. And as it turns out, I've been my own worst critic. It felt good to relax and just enjoy the process. Everyone has the ability to express themselves artistically. Your workshops are a perfect place to do this. No artistic experience is even necessary! I definitely recommend them. It's worth making the time.