Creative Identity: The Art of Affirming Your Inner Creative
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Del Ray Artisans Gallery
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22301
COST: $35 Del Ray Artisans member / $45 non-member
(Register by August 18, 2019 here)
Do you ever question if you are “really” a talented artist or creative? Do you feel that you have an inner artist or creative inside but need help coaxing it out? Do you feel discouraged about your talents if your work is rejected by others?
Affirmation can help! Positive affirmations are great messages to have around an art studio, office or creative space as reminders of your creative talents.
During this engaging and interactive workshop, we will explore our core beliefs about being creative and where it comes from, address our negative self-talk as creatives, learn the benefits of affirmations, and how to create our own affirmations. We will also engage in an interactive creative exercise to help us to continue to focus on our affirmations to support our creative muse. You don’t have to be an artist to participate! Bring your creative passion and an open mind!
-Identify negative self-talk and messaging regarding their identity as a creative person.
-Write affirmations that will help them neutralize their self-talk and messaging about their creativity identity, passion and gifts.
-Learn how to use affirmations when they are stuck or uninspired as they move into claiming (or reclaiming) their creative identity.
Supplies will be provided, but students are also encouraged to bring your favorite old magazines or images for the creative exercise.
Buffalo in the Book: Literary Night in conjunction with Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk hosted by Yellow Arrow Publishing
Friday, August 2, 2019
5:00 PM 9:00 PM
Highlandtown Art Walk
339 South Conkling Street
Baltimore, MD, 21224
Join nonprofits Yellow Arrow Publishing and the Highlandtown Arts Association in celebrating local writers at Literary Night, our August 2nd takeover of the Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk. From 5 to 9 PM, participate in hands-on writing activities and a scavenger hunt, and meet dozens of local authors, writers, and small presses spread throughout Highlandtown’s participating galleries, shops, and eateries! From 6 to 8 PM, join us for food and drinks as we listen to local writers read their work from our main stage at RoofTop Hot. Drinks and refreshments will be available throughout the art walk.
There is plenty of free and paid parking in Highlandtown, so come on down to 339 S Conkling Street in Baltimore from 5 to 9 PM and join us for a memorable night of literature.
THE POP-UP STUDIO @ 3522 FEATURING SHARON J. BURTON
3522 Bank Street 1st Floor (Bank & Conkling)
Sharon J. Burton is an artist, art curator, writer, podcaster and creative life advisor and Founder of Spark Your Creative based in the Washington, DC area. She is a visual artist whose preferred medium is collage and mixed media and has exhibited her art in galleries, art venues and other settings across the country since 2007. Sharon has curated a number of art exhibitions in the Washington, DC area since 2006 and has served as an art consultant for novice art collectors. Since 2016, she has focused on helping people in "creative recovery"...those looking to revive or jump start their creativity through workshops, her blog and as the host of The Spark Your Creative Podcast which features artists and other creatives who are using their unique talents to create more mindful communities and a safer world. Sharon is currently writing her first book, Affirming the Creative, for creatives and people in creative recovery to help inspire them to pursue their artistic and creative dreams through affirmations and advice from writers, artists and creatives from across the country (due to be published in late 2019/early 2020).
Read more about this event at this link.
World Creativity and Innovation Day April 21 (WCID) was born on May 25, 2001, in Toronto, Canada. The purpose for World Creativity and Innovation Day was, and still is, to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too. April 21, the day before Earth Day, April 22, was chosen as World Creativity and Innovation Day to emphasize the importance of using new thinking to create a decent life for all on a sustainable planet. April 21 is a placeholder in time to give people a reason and opportunity to use imagination productively, to release new thinking, and to celebrate that.
In 2006, World Creativity and Innovation Day April 21, became World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15, marks its beginning each year. da Vinci demonstrates creativity as BOTH arts and sciences, that each informs the other. On April 27, 2017, the United Nations resolved to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 as a Day of Observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. 2018 marks the first year the UN will observe WCID.
For the first time during World Creativity and Innovation Week, I will be sharing creative affirmations, creativity tips via the blog and the podcast everyday to spark your creative for seven days. As creatives we need some extra push to help us stay inspired and focused and that is what this campaign is about. Want in on the fun? Sign up here and get ready for some creative inspiration beginning April 15th!