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.
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!
The mission of the Florida Creativity Conference is to promote and encourage creativity and innovation in ways which make a positive difference in people’s lives, communities, and the world. One of the most nationally recognized creativity conferences in the United States, the Florida Creativity Conference celebrates 16 years and is scheduled for March 29-31, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida! I have been invited to be a speaker for this year's conference and will be presenting the workshopCreative Identity: The Art of Affirming Your Inner Creative.
If you are open to awakening more of your creative potential, this conference is the great opportunity to explore creativity in many wonderful forms! FCC provides hands-on and interactive learning, music and movement, connecting and innovating. Participants walk away with a fresh ‘tool kit’ of creative problem solving skills and productive practices for their personal and professional life, and a sparked imagination which can positively impact every area of life! Learn more at http://www.flcreativity.com/ and join me in Sarasota in March!