Awakening the senses….

The creative process is all about experimenting and letting go of the logical information that our brains have processed during our lifetime, and embracing the concept of seeing our world in a much broader sense.

It is about awakening the senses.


The more we exercise and practise our creative thinking, the easier and more fluent this process will become.


If we could time travel back to our earliest formative years, when the world was a kaleidoscope of colour and shapes and our young minds were full of wonder, we would regain our natural curiosity and innate love for colour and form. 


By the time we come to the end of our formative years, the narrow definition that our culture has imposed upon us has taken hold. 


Rather than seeing the world in the way it is prescribed to us, we need to look at everything form many different points of view.  


Given the fast pace of our lives today, and the fact that so  many of us are plugged into technology of one kind or another, our collective sense are being deadened. 

Along with this comes a feeling of loss.   A loss that in many ways we are unable to identify.

As we constantly try to fill the ever widening holes within us with more and more frenetic activity and stuff, our frustration levels grow even more. 

Feeding our senses through the creative process, in all its many forms, can produce almost miraculous changes, which lead to a sense of well being and fulfilment. 


Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend…and may the Magical Hummingbirds be with you:)

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A Bientôt

13 thoughts on “Awakening the senses….

  1. Pingback: Awakening the senses…. | matthewbahai

  2. gini

    I so believe all your words of wisdom… Nature has kept me in wonderment all my life. I am reminded of it by this piece.. Peace… 🙂 Have a hummer of a weekend my dear friend. ((((Janet))) xx g

  3. olganm

    I was reading a post on rules of photography that analysed were about that, about looking at the background, at parts…Seeing anew…Thanks Janet!

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning, Olga,
      When I used to paint very large murals – I became aware that if I changed even one square foot of a 30ft painting, the whole painting was different.
      I hope that you are enjoying a lovely weekend…:)


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