RECOVERING OUR BIRTHRIGHT TO JOYFUL MOVEMENT
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it it will never exist through any other medium...the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you, keep the channel open. ~Martha Graham
To my surprise and delight, the result was unambiguously a cat. Continuing to draw, mostly my cats, I have benefited by allowing the process to unfold, often in unexpected directions.
SURPRISED BY ART
A friend helps me model and sell my art at a cat show.
My most pleasurable discovery in recent years has been uncovering my previously-thought-to-be-nonexistent ability to draw. Steeped in the AT tradition of staying with process rather than concern for outcome, I spontaneously drew one of my cats.
Alexander Technique teacher
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Do you resist change?
The next shift might be hiding
A great adventure.
I enjoy sharing the results, especially with those who appreciate the feline mystique, through tees and other crafty items, note cards using my drawings, a calendar, and of course framed original art.
I have opened a shop on Etsy,
CatArtfromtheHeart (www.tinyurl.com/KarensArt). I hope you will stop by to see what I have posted - mostly holiday cards and blank note cards so far.