I am in the 3rd week of my training with Whitney Ferre and the Creatively Fit Coaching Certification. Our training includes personally working our way through her programs in order to be able to teach them having had firsthand experience. There are videos to watch, audios to listen, art projects to complete and more self-reflection that you can imagine. There are journaling prompts as part of the programs and those designed just for the Coaches. It’s a journey to say the least! Today I remembered that as a kid I used to love (and be quite good at) drawing freehand – especially cartoon characters.
I haven’t thought about that in so many years! I think it was comforting to remind myself that I’ve been creative for as long as I can remember – sometimes your mind plays tricks on you and convinces you that wanting to draw or paint or photograph something is just another one of your passing fancies. It’s nice to know that it’s not something I just began, that it’s what I am.
Our art project this week was to make a Dream Board:
‘As you collect images from catalogs, magazines, or old books, notice what appeals to you.
Just look for whatever image, color, or pattern jumps off the page at you.
Add it to the pile.
If you don’t have time in one sitting, simply take the time you have to tear out pages that call out to you. Use the images as a springboard for a written journal entry. Again, write down words as they pop into your mind. Suspend judgment, suspend your inner critic. Just write the words down and journal about them later.’
I wasn’t sure at first, I’ve only made 1 other Dream Board for an e-course with Jamie Ridler close to a year ago and I did not fully comprehend the intuitive nature of this type of creation. With my training over the last year I see things much differently now and this Dream Board is quite significant to me.
Besides the obviousness of the pics I chose – things I love, things I want to do, things I want to manifest…I was most thrown by how I felt while flipping through the magazines looking for the images. It was a sense of freedom and possibilities. I could choose any picture that I wanted and having this freedom led to an internal conversation of, ‘What do you REALLY want?’ My mind was racing. ‘What do I REALLY want?’
You’ll have to stay tuned…I’m cooking up some creative goodness this Summer. You will be impressed. There will be owls and paint and community, oh my!