“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. –Pablo Picasso
“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins”. – Charles Stanley
The pressure to make art a certain way often keeps people from engaging in authentic art-making, and can scare away someone who is new to art therapy. This directive helps break down some of those walls and creates a fun, judgment free zone.
After reading the quotes above, think about the expectations and pressures to be a certain way in your own life. We all try to juggle too much at times, and we end up walking in circles because we aren’t focused simply on where we are standing. What if, for this moment you were to let that go? Let go of the expectations, of the pressure, and just be. Now, use your non-dominant hand to make art, and just let go!