When I studied art many years ago, I was taught to draw and create beautiful things for others. The process was about pleasing and recognition—not transformation. I struggled with that approach because it placed me outside of myself and left me feeling off balanced, unsure of myself, and discontent. Then one day I came to the conclusion that I needed to draw and create for my own wellbeing and if what I created delighted and served someone else that was good, but it shouldn’t be my primary focus.
With that in mind, my artwork began to take on a specific theme or direction, and it became, and still is, about quieting myself and reconnecting deeply with life and my authentic self. So now I draw because the act of drawing pulls me into myself, helps me to become more present, and it delights my soul. I draw because drawing activates my conscious mind and in the process I am able to see more clearly, transform beliefs that are hindering my ability to thrive, and in the process I remember who I am. I stop trying to be someone I am not.
I created the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program so others won’t have to devote over forty-five years of their life to drawing to reap the benefits of the pencil or crayon. The process is simple, because I have extracted the need for technical skill or mastery and in its place have given you an opportunity to journey back to yourself in a simple, fun, and delightful manner.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.
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