BIG PAINTING May 8 to 11
With Michelle Rumney and Michael Eldridge
Creativity, as we all
know, is something which the world, business, industry, education, is
crying out for. Problem is, few people know how to get achieve it;
how to loosen minds from the more rational corridors of constraint
which restrict out ability to embrace it.They talk about it but do
not know that it is a parallel world just waiting for us to inhabit. It's been there all the time. Some secret!
Let me explain.
Take as an analogy baby in
the pool; those videos we see, where babies swim happily under water.
The amazing thing is that they don't have to be taught; it's an
instinct they are born with, this experience is like going home for
them, and in turn gives them joy and confidence and also takes away
the fear of they must at first experience at arriving in a harsher
new world, so much harsher than the warm sweet water that they had
become used to, floating inside their mothers' bodies. And this
experience is something that stays with them all of their lives, a
love for water and something which gives them confidence too,
essential in their new quest to survive and prosper
Creativity is somewhat
like this. It is something we are born with and something we would
float within forever, if it weren't for all the abrasive things which
happen to us as we grow older, the infrequency of play with parents,
the exposure to rational education etc.
So our technique, if you
can call it that, is a sort of psychological unlocking, facilitated
easily through play and games and group dynamics where I take people
back to the tailing off point in their childhood where their natural
creativity began to be squeezed aside and give them once again
permission to be carefree and playful and thus creative; swimming
once more in the warm pool of the creative unconscious.
Our BIG PAINTING weekend
is a direct and powerful way to immerse yourself into this parallel
world; to be released from the constraints of rationality and to
float once more in the delicious flow of creativity which has been
simply waiting for you to awaken to its presence. You will paint BIG
and feel BIG and learn that art is life and that life is art. You
will find that you can at last paint your life anew on every waking
day of your lives.
So creativity is innate
within us all, never leaves us, simply has to be re-awakened. What we
also do is give people a sort of survival kit to take way with them,
allowing them to source their rediscovered creativity at will and
whenever in whatever form this make take; and not necessarily art but
also in the art of living itself.