Introduction: Welcome! We are now into Week 4, Day 26 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here! I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’ or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Have a wonderful day! — Priya
Day 26 Prompt: Draw flowers! Take a few minutes, and quickly draw all the different kinds of flowers you know. I have added some of my photographs for inspiration. Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to drawing real flowers; your imagination is the only limit! Be like Monet, and say “I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Go For It: Create a drawing by arranging them together in a bouquet.
To share how you are interpreting these creative prompts or following the challenge, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya
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