Indulge your passion… dig right in, and have a heaping seconds at least once in a while! What I mean is, don’t just do more of what you love; do it A LOT MORE! And if you don’t know exactly what your soul is hungry for right now, what about making a little time/effort to do something for some one who could use a lift up, such as through mentoring, sharing your knowledge/skills, or volunteering? Maybe try a random act of kindness? Or is there some way to help a neighbour out of a tricky spot? Because nothing feeds a soul like warming another’s…
Still confused about what you’re doing here? Read this…
youR TuRn to DraW!
- Making art feeds my soul! I especially love drawing with ink and just discovered these recipes for making my own coloured inks with food/plant materials. Or you could experiment with mark-making using plain berry juice (blueberries or raspberries are good) or something dark like coffee as paint.
- Speaking of literal food, experiment with collage or assemblage Giuseppe Archimboldo-style with pictures of (or actual) fruit, flowers, or other objects. As a way of preserving a bunch of flowers my partner gave me for my birthday, I cut up photos of the bouquet and created this collage self-portrait:
Maybe this Ransom Note gives you a different idea? Let me know!
ShaRe the LovE
You’ve come this far, now why not
Not only does your creativity need YOU, but here’s a surprise, the world needs your creativity, too! By sharing your response to a Ransom Note, we are building a community who will enjoy, be inspired by, and learn from each other. Who knows, maybe some of us will “find our tribe” or even make the world that tiny bit more pleasant to be in than it was 15 minutes ago!
SoMe oTheR artiSts who feAst on whAt FeedS theiR SoUL….
- Mosheera Mansour is a Gazan chef and “food artist” who makes paintings with the ingredients in her kitchen
- #DoSomethingForNothing is a social movement started by London-based hairdresser Joshua Coombes, who since 2015, through his passion, helped homeless people all over the word by giving them free haircuts – and now, millions of people have joined in to @DoSomethingForNothing
What other artists or techniques can you think of? Let me know!