Wednesday, July 7, 2010

i just got saved

The thought of opening myself to BIG changes really really scared me

what if i let the Genie out and havoc was wrought???

what if i did run away to create, leave the mundane and just bugger off?

what if i did open up to creativity and just let it all go

and then i found this

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." Twyla Tharp

and now i am saved


  1. Amen. A friend and I (sometimes joined by others,) have made a commitment to our creativity every Monday -- it was supposed to be a three-hour commitment...but it's become a day-long retreat!
    When we're sitting there, creating art, the time flies past. The phone goes unanswered. Our time becomes sacred.
    We run away from home, without leaving the driveway.

  2. I think we've all felt like that at times. Art is the great escape!
    Hugs, Sue (Suzi group)

  3. Oh, I LOVE that! I just finished Tharp's "The Creative Habit" and found so much inspiration in it.

    And it is interesting we feel we will lose this practical if not mundane self to this Other lurking within ... what if the genie comes out and declares she is home? I am coming to find my creativity is a force that enhances my home, my relationships, my world and she helps me to process my life. So it makes sense I won't be running away, right?

    Happy Fearless Painting!
    xo Lis