you may have noticed that I disappeared from the blog world in april. I spent the month feeling unsettled and antsy. I wanted to spend my time daydreaming rather than dealing with the present.
I was uninspired and unmotivated to blog about anything.
this period of waning inspiration is common, especially among artists. and, according to elyse sparkes, it’s important too. she calls it part of the cycle of creativity, “continually moving from a dark, locked up, stuck place to a place of brilliant illumination and then back again.”
elyse, along with artist eliza lynn tobin, created a four week free e-course designed to support this cyclical process, helping participants to unlock creativity, overcome obstacles, and cultivate balance. it’s called “move your mind” and it’s happening now.
through weekly emails, elyse and eliza offer simple, five-minute prompts in movement, mandalas, and mindfulness. i decided this May to set an intention to find some inspiration and I am making the time to join in. and, though i’ve missed a few prompts, I can say for certain that my mind is moving.
I feel more grounded in the present and more connected to each moment. I feel inspired. I feel hopeful. and I feel grateful.
elyse and eliza, I’m so excited to be a part of this with you. thank you for bringing me to a balanced and more present place in these first few weeks. I’m excited for what is to come.
follow [parts of] my journey on instagram.
have you been inspired by anything recently? share it with me in the comments. id love to hear about it.
(the beautiful mandala featured above was created by eliza)