|Banging On the Doldrums by Michelle Fairchild|
It began as a word nerd alert. In an exchange with a friend the word "doldrums" was used. I found myself curious about where the word doldrums originated. So I looked it up. Then I found myself getting an image of a colorful art journal page with drums and the saying Banging on the Doldrums. That is how creativity can shift things. Just picturing that image was very amusing to me.
Two days later I created this journal page. She is indeed Banging On the Doldrums and the note below reads She was reminded of how creativity can shift things.
The topic of creativity has been much on my mind too, as I was working on my August article for Cosmic Cowgirls Magazine on that very topic. My focus was on how creativity is a healing force and how it is an expression of our very souls and spirits.
Is there something that is troubling you? Is there something that inspires you right now? In either direction one can use creativity to wonder and contemplate more deeply a subject. Try drawing an image while thinking about a certain situation. It can be random doodles or an image of the thing that you are thinking about. Transforming thoughts and feelings into images can be very powerful and transformative. Give it a try and see what happens.