Sunday Scribbling prompt this week is " Adventure"I do love to have fun, but honestly I'm more of a home body than a traveler. There was a time I'd escape a chaotic household to anesthetize myself with adventure. I've always enjoyed festivals, dancing, a good laugh with fiends. I used to be the last to exit a good party, and first to dress in costume for a lantern festival or night on the town.
In the seventies I was a guest on a Navy ship, soon befriending all the top officers who encouraged me to join them in song, and the chef who taught me how to make scallop st. Jacques for five hundred. When my mom was dying a music therapist requested I harmonize with her for all the patients in palliative care. I've been a screamer in a haunted house, traveled with a school theater group that did Jesus Christ Super Star in another province, sang madrigals with small group of school teachers, but so far my very best adventure is a personal exploration of art.
Everyday is a new creative adventure, whether painting a picture of cartoon people I've never met, writing a guttural poem or pulling out digital characters that I swear started with the etchasketch I got for Christmas so many moons ago! Every single day is an exciting new quest of self discovery. I'm seriously oblivious to know where it will take me. It's a baffling unfulfilled obsession that I am in love with.
The characters I meet along the way, well they're a bonus! I often wonder if the faces are people I've studied on outings, or conjured up from imagination, or some other mysterious force. Doesn't matter how it occurs I just wish everyone could experience this same sense of satisfaction felt while creating.
Why not pick up a pencil, paint brush, or even a crayon and let it lead you to discover that untapped vessel inside of you? Don't worry what it looks like, start with some scribbles. What do you see in those scribbles? Do you love certain color combinations? What is your favorite shape. Just enjoy the process. You never know where it might take you.
In a million years I couldn't have imagined sharing one piece of my art with another living soul....seven years later here I am spreading my joy, with hope that it will be infectious!