“I’m not creative. I can’t paint. I can’t draw”. Words I hear all the time.
“Yes, You CAN! Creative expression is not about making something look like a photograph. It’s about using color and smushes and dabs and globs to symbolically represent anything you want”. Words I repeat all the time
Take a look at this portrait and poem by Therese Lydia Josef.
Therese shares her world with wonderful color both in paint and words. She teaches children’s classes too. Take a look at some of the kid’s work here. It’s inspiring.
I Want What She’s Having by therese-joseph
gone blurry, my focus gone weak
all I can see:
her savour the flavor – no sharing with me
closed barely, no sense in my cheek
all I can fate:
is fiction aroma of what she just ate
Try it with crayons! They’re not intimidating. They’re cheap.
Life is short. Just have fun.
Take a look at the Tutorial Page for some prompts, ideas, inspirations