Yesterday I started a seven-day virtual creative adventure in Alaska. Each day, I am posting a prompt on my social media pages, featuring an aspect of the landscape, including places, animals or plants. Then, I hope these may inspire you to join me and create art while also learning about this awe-inspiring landscape.
Why take a virtual creative adventure?
For those of you who follow me on social media, you may be wondering why I am putting together virtual creative adventures lately. I am doing this for three main reasons.
First, I feel it is very important to take some time out to unwind and practise mindfulness during these difficult times. Drawing, painting and writing are wonderful practices that can help you tap into more relaxed state.
By hosting these adventures, I hope to encourage you to take time out and play.
Second, every creative needs to develop a constellation of practices that they do regularly to develop their craft and their confidence. By holding creative adventures, it is my intention to help you develop positive habits.
Third, creating art is a wonderful way to learn about our rich, diverse and mysterious world. Notably, each one of us perceives the world around us differently through our senses. By taking the time to draw or paint a subject, you give yourself the opportunity to not only observe your subject, but also become aware of how you are experiencing life at a given moment.
So, I hope you will join me on our virtual creative adventure in Alaska. You may find you have only a small amount of time each day. That’s OK. The important thing is to pick up the pencil, pen or brush and create. If you would like to share your creations with us, consider joining my Private Facebook Group, The Ancient Explore Club.
If you have any questions about Alaska or getting creative, please get in touch with me.
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Photo of the Denali National Park and Preserve by Hari Nandakumar on Unsplash