"Art is born in attention," states Julia Cameron in her seminal book, "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity." When we divert our attention from the mundane and taxing vicissitudes of life onto the present moment in creative play, the brain relaxes and becomes still. It is an exquisite form of meditation and if we create beautiful objects too, we have the best active meditative process known to human kind.
If we watch mammals licking their fur slowly and methodically with eyes half-closed, this is a similar meditation. It is as if they rock themselves to sleep with the movement and nurturing of this primal instinct.
We take longer to wind down particularly in this supersonic age, so taking a pencil or crayon to shade, draw or trace a shape is a wonderful way to still ourselves before we too prepare to rest finally for the day.
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About the Author
She has a honors degree in Art History & Philosophy which she achieved while changing country 3 times in Europe with her family (!) and is an active member of the art scene in London, England where she is also Patron of the Royal Academy of Arts. Her most valued possession, however, is .... her passport!