All Hands' schedule of workshops and classes is on pause until further notice.

Affirmations for a beginner's mind

Have you ever worked with affirmations? I'm finding them quite powerful these days. If you're not familiar, affirmations are statements that express a positive reality you believe in or want to bring about. For me they are vitamins for maintaining creative health. 💊✨ They can help you take that next small step when you're feeling stuck and revive feelings of hope and encouragement when worry or doubt sneak in. Here are a few that are especially good at getting you to embrace the posture of a beginner - a posture that removes the pressure of perfectionism and cultivates playfulness and curiosity. 💫

~ I am willing to make bad art.
~ I delight in new adventures.
~ I choose courage over comfort.
~ I'm in the mood to experiment.
~ I'm learning.

To help them work their magic, I write different affirmations by hand in my journal and repeat them silently in my mind while taking a deep breath. 🌬️ So much of creative living comes down to these simply daily doses of motivation. What keeps you creating and trying new things? 

Savoring these late summer nights, ☀

PS. The photo is of some warm up exercises from tonight's Watercolor Affirmation Cards workshop with Luz Donahue. 🎨

PPS. Some upcoming opportunities for you to play and experiment:
Encaustic Collage - Sun Aug 18th 1-3pm
Spoon Carving - Thurs Aug 22nd and 29th 6-9pm (4 spots left)
Vertical Succulent Gardens - Fri Aug 23rd 6-8pm
Letterpress Business Cards - Sat Aug 24th 1-4pm
Macrame Earrings - Sat Aug 24th 4-6pm
Natural Perfume Making - Sat Aug 24th 7-9pm
Houseplant Kokedama - Sun Aug 25th 1-3pm
Abstract Watercolor - Fri Aug 30th 6-8:30pm
Block Printing on Fabric - Sat Aug 31st 1-3pm