Happy Monday folks!
“Positivity through creativity” is a concept that I’ve been chewing on for quite a while.
Positivity – Our mainstream media is completely consumed with messages of fear. One of America’s presidential candidates, Trump, is literally riding that wave of fear to a presidential nomination. With all of the horrible events that have been filling up our news feeds lately I’ve realized the importance of putting as much love and light into this world as possible!
As corny as it may sound, I believe with all my heart that what the world needs now is LOVE! Period.
Creativity – Sketching, coloring, cross stitching, building things, and creating computer graphics (even for something as mundane as a work presentation) always brings me so much joy! Since childhood I’ve turned to art during my lowest, most difficult moments. I’ve also turned to art when I am overflowing with love! I literally drew EVERYTHING when I was a child. Give me a pencil and a stack of paper and I would go to town for hours!
I find that I can most quickly get in the “flow” by creating something. By “flow” I mean a state of inspired focus and positive energy. In those moments I know that I am part of something bigger than myself, and that thing is flowing through me. In those moments I am happy, I am content, I am full of love.
I feel called to stand up and say something. Do something. I want to consistently put love into the world, and what better way to do it than through the thing that brings me the most joy – art.
So, I am starting a #positivitythroughcreativity movement.
- First, I started an instagram account called @theevapeterson where I am sharing daily sketches created from a place of pure love.
- Second, on August 1st I will be adding an “Art Affirmations” tab to this website where I will share free downloadable affirmation coloring pages created to inspire and uplift those who use them to create art.
Want to join the movement and spread the love?
Use hashtags #positivitythroughcreativity and #artaffirmations so that we can connect!