Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Mendocino Coast
Stimulating Our Untapped Creativity ( September 2004 )
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Each of us has inherent creativity, lying dormant, untapped - - awaiting our "inspiration and perspiration." The Latin origin of the word art means: to fit together. Each time we are fitting things together, we're creating our art - whether it's an art piece, a meal, our "work", a day's plan, a relationship, or our lives.
To help this process, collages are wonderful. And great fun to do as well. What would you like to be different? Take a large piece of paper, and cut out and paste pictures, newspaper headlines or clippings; use crayons to draw pictures, write bold words . . . let any idea that occurs to you appear on your paper. Creating a collage opens mental pathways that enable new ideas and energy to appear.
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