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I think people naturally attach creativity to just art. But honestly, creativity exists in all sorts of forms from the way we think, live, and ultimately express ourselves through all the various forms of speech, writing, and 'traditional' creativity with art.
When we are all babies, toddlers, and kids, we naturally gravitate towards learning and are really creative in our ways of doing so. Some naturally pocess artistic abilities and explore those while others get creative with the way they interact with others and the world around them, play, and even think. And it's so important for all of just to not only recognize what makes us different and creative humans, but to embrace that fully and keep using it as our tool for self expression through our teens and into adulthood. Because, speaking for myself, it's a powerful tool to stay sharp amongst a changing world and against a society that wants to make you it's pawn.
I've actually had this concept in mind for months now. Sketched it in my notebook and it got left behind amongst other ideas pouring in. But with the difficult week this has been, I thought it was time to really break out my own creativity and embrace this idea of a paint theme as not only a means of expression for this week... but that major stress reliever to find my center again.
This theme was actually inspired months ago by the art of Yaoyao Ma Van A. I discovered her personal work over on Instagram when she was drawing a character series that I identified with so, so, so much. It almost felt spooky how accurate some of her drawings were to my own real life situations. So, I of course have got to share some of her work here <3
I really am so happy with the way this all turned out. But I'm even happier too that my sister came over and not only helped me do this, but got in on the picture taking as well! She's an artist too - see her work here - and is so insanely talented at watercoloring, sketching, drawing, and painting. She's only really gotten back into her art these last couple years and it's been so wonderful to see her get better and better with each passing month. So proud of you, Holly!