This past weekend in Asheville was my favorite local festival, Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. All types of artists showing their work & performing along with some great local food made this past Sunday afternoon truly a joy.
I saw on the schedule that Asheville Aerial Arts would be performing. Last month I saw them perform at Riverfest and it was so inspiring, I made sure to fight the festival crowds to make it in time; not to mention that a good friend of mine who was visiting from out of town also happens to be an aerial artist, so there was really no way we were going to miss it!
I sat in awe of the first two performers. Yes, this is art. This is art...in the air! On the final performer I realized I needed to remember to take a picture, because this stuff was too cool!
Because these aerial artists were so inspiring, I decided to start a new project. As I am always on the hunt for tips and evidence of creativity, I decided I would be not only more aware but become intentional to photograph and share these with you. So here you are, the beginning of my efforts in planting seeds through images to nurture creativity.
As I saw these aerial artists perform, not only was it dancelike and a strong visual with the elegant lines of the silks, but also just plain strong! The training involved to accomplish this art also builds muscles. You have to spend time. Once you find something you love, your art, your bliss; spending time there isn't quite as hard. Just hang out! Hanging out in your art with intention, to build and grow and become strong. It reminds me of the process. Staying in the game, hang out there and you will figure it out.
So, here you have it: nurturing your creativity tip #1, find your bliss and hang out.
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