I LOVE the way the internet connects us. Today, I was inspired by a fresh creative spirit who lives across the ocean from me. I’ve been Facebook friends with Tamara Laporte for some time because we are both are in the same industry but we have never had the pleasure to meet. I was so moved by her FB post today , I decided to pay a visit to her website and I was surprised to discover that we are indeed kindred spirits, expressing ourselves creatively in different ways. I signed up for one of her classes and began a self portrait on a journal page with her guidance.
I painted along with her as if we were in the same room and felt a connection through art even though we come from different generations and continents. Through the expression of art, we were on the same page. It was wonderful.
I painted a real image of how I see myself which is sometimes based on negative self talk. The first thing I wrote down was “I AM” and what followed surprised me. The negative things I say to myself regularly turned into positive statements and became assets instead of liabilities. When I finished writing in the journal I felt content with the portrait I painted on the right. The words written on the page came from my soul and the message was clear. “You are okay, just the way you are.” Today was the first time in a while that I felt what it means to be beautiful on the inside.
If you have a chance, please visit Tamara’s colorful and inspiring website, willowing.org and check out what she has to offer. I am sure glad I did.