In my workshop Mosaics from the Mind’s Eye, we work with confronting the critical inner voice which can be especially sensitive for artists or people undertaking any creative venture. I received a wonderful note from a student recently:
“For me, the ‘genius’ hovering in the corner seems to be ‘The Divine’, which I can sometimes plug into when I’m able to get out of my own way. You were so instrumental in getting me started, Lillian. I had a lot of fear, and your wonderful class showed me in the gentlest and most intuitive way to learn to trust myself without judgment…well, I have glimpses of that, and it’s a real gift.”
I thought you might all appreciate and enjoy watching this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert – fresh from the TED conference last week.
Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of best seller, “Eat, Pray, Love”) muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. It’s about 19 minutes and worth listening to.
May the creative muse be with you, and Olé,