Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reawakened Creativity

The radio in my car has a screen that displays the song title, artist, and radio station. Sometimes, the words will get jumbled up and form new words. For example, instead of saying “Halo” by Beyonce, it will say Hayonce! It makes me laugh.

So, the other day, I was driving and I saw the letters “SARK” on the screen, all in capitals. Many of you may know that SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is an artist and author of many wonderful books. When I saw her name on the little screen, I fondly remembered her beautiful, colorful work. And it’s funny: she spells her name in capital letters!

When I got home, I checked my email, and I opened up this newsletter I get regularly, but rarely read, and there was an article about SARK! I was struck by the magnificent synchronicity, and I was immediately inspired and excited. I looked at it as a message to pay attention. I also look at synchronicities as a sign of alignment.

I first discovered her work on a street vendor’s table near Washington Square Park in New York City about thirteen years ago. I was so drawn to her work because she uses such bright, happy colors. I bought one of her books shortly after that, but for some reason, as the years went on, I had forgotten about this lovely woman and her uplifting work.

The day after my SARK synchronicity, I went and bought two of her books (I believe she has written about fifteen books at this point) and I was instantly uplifted and inspired. I also listened to an interview she did with the delightful Lisa Grunden, and as I listened, I could feel my life changing. I felt a huge shift when she was talking about her method for procrastination called the Micromovement Method. She makes mundane tasks sound exciting!

SARK’s work is helping me revolutionize my entire life. I have always been a creative soul, but I never gave myself permission to express and enjoy my creativity. I found my sketch pad and watercolor pencils, and I bought some fresh, new art supplies, and I’ve been enjoying my creativity in endless ways!

I’ve been keeping a journal since I was fifteen, and I’ve always used dark blue pens. Not anymore! I bought a bunch of gorgeous, happy, brightly-colored pens, and my journal looks like a never-ending rainbow! I love it!

I find pleasure in these simple, little things. The sheer enjoyment I get from creating beautiful images and using gorgeous colors enriches my life so much. I feel fulfilled when I’m working on a drawing or a painting, and when it’s complete, it feels like a huge accomplishment. I feel closer to my soul. I feel love. I feel so happy when I am creating!

Rediscovering SARK has reawakened my creativity, and I am forever thankful!

Ah, life is good J