''Being creative is so rewarding...
I am so much more in the moment''
I joined the very first year of Wanderlust because I was bored with scrapbooking. I was looking for a way to make my pages more creative, interesting, and meaningful. With Wanderlust I have learned so much about colors, composition, styles, mediums, texture... and it has taught me about myself and how I can survive and thrive in my daily life.
Wanderlust has taught me how to start - this for me now involves journaling, starting an art study, looking through my collection of “stuff” for inspiration, working small, or starting with something I have never used before.
It's taught me less is more - I am easily overwhelmed with too many art supplies and ideas.
Lessons on limitation are so helpful. I now have a box with limited supplies which I change out every month. It's taught me to be kind to myself, and that being creative is so rewarding - It is hard for me to push myself to do something different and art helps me enormously with that in my personal life. I pay attention now and look at nature and see triangles, circles and lines, patterns, movement, and color and word combinations that I like. I am so much more in the moment. It's taught me perfection is overrated, and art can help me let go and feel calmer.
Most people I know don’t understand making art,and think it is a huge waste of time. I am so happy to be part of a community that respectfully disagrees.