Art has been my go to place when I need to deal with my emotional noise, when there is something on my mind, something to contemplate.
It fills up my empty spaces that might otherwise be filled with sorrow, self-pity, anger, worry or a number of other destructive things. Pain, brokenness, trauma… when it enters in, it makes space in your heart to live. It brings its friends(self-destructive behaviors, sadness, rage, hatred) over for parties. They are hard to evict and even when you can get them out, that empty space beckons them back. Unless…… That space is not empty.
For Me, God used this need to create to fill that dark empty place with joy, and light and color. It is a spiritual experience for me. I never create anything that I am not in a kind of communion with God. It is cleansing and freeing and it causes me to think about my broken-ness in a different light.
– I have been creating something for so long that I scarcely remember a day that I did not do something artistic or creative or crafty. I get depressed if I don’t allow my soul to follow along that creative path, following along behind my Savior as he leads me to the next creative joy. For He too is an artist…
“In the beginning God created…”