Find Flow with an Art Walk
Sometimes flow is found when we view art as symbols. This notion is worth considering for a few reasons. First, art helps to open up our minds to our desires. Next, art helps us to see others who are not so different from us. Finally, art let’s our imagination take flight. We can get all of this – and more – on an art stroll. Take it at noon, or even as an afternoon alternative to a long coffee break. It can invigorate our creative flow by refreshing our senses.
Consider the Possibilities
When we look to see beyond our own noses, there may be artistic representations of people who remind us of ourselves. Then, the magic such as a mural carries us to flow through the plants that grow around it. They become part of the art. Such symbols bring us creative flow through the openness of the image. For example, this mural of a woman whose hair is composed of ivy.
Then, we may pass by another mural of John Lennon. The title of his song Imagine is painted along side of his ghostly half-face. There are times when we all feel like we are in two places at the same time. And, too, we can all imagine what is not draw on stone.
We can imagine peace and love.
And, as the song goes, it’s easy if you try.
Take an art walk and soak up the images you view. Then, get out your journal and write for 15 minutes about any topic that comes up in your mind. Note the time and date that you start and stop the entry. Then, go back to it later and see if a poem, essay, or piece of flash fiction arises from the experience.
Here’s to growing your flow,