Can you weaponize your writing? Perhaps sharpen your skills as a painter or musician? And what exactly are we combating in this metaphorical artistic battle? Writer and comic genius, Alan Moore, relates his creative process to making magic. And the same advice given to magicians can work equally well for writers and artists. He calls these the four weapons of art and relates them to the four suits of the Tarot deck. We’ll focus on the first weapon, Earth, and how it helps the artist understand the physical world.
Stop Fixing Yourself, You’re Not Broken
So many self help books and gurus focus on how to fix yourself and turn you into the person you’ve always wanted to be. But this implies that you’re somehow broken. That the problems you struggle with were hardwired into you from the start. What if all this is hogwash? Then you could stop fixing yourself and start living your life.
Your Brain is Built to Forget
Memory aids and brain boosts are available by the truckload. Apps advertise how to retain more and keep your brain fit. However, it turns out that your brain is built to forget. In fact, the natural state of many animals is to forget.
See the World with Extra Eyes
The world is so jammed packed with details and input, it can lead to information overload. Nature, it turns out, has designed our bodies to cope with this flood of data.
Fill Your Creative Bank Account
You can’t create non-stop. That’s like spending on credit cards all the time. At some point you need to invest in your creative mind.
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You Are the Art
Yes you. Being true to yourself will deliver the best art possible.
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Take Out the Emotional Garbage
Stress and frustration build up inside your mental dumpster each day. But how often do you take out the trash? #mindfulness #creativity #arttherapy #loveyourself #wellness #inspiration #healing #happiness #positivity