Creative Wisdom: What sings to your soul?

January 17, 2014

Quite a while ago I took a workshop with the fabulous Lesley Riley. It was a creative coaching type class with some goal writing and such. I don’t remember most of what we did – other than to make crayon marks on every page of a new sketchbook and write about someone else in their sketchbook. That says nothing about the class – it says everything about my memory issues.

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One thing I truly absorbed though is her advice to gather imagery that “SINGS TO YOUR SOUL.”

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Look at it carefully. Ask yourself why these things sing… what common elements do they share?

Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 2.05.50 PMSo I have a pinterest board called “sing to my soul.” I know this about myself. I love mostly monochromatic schemes with subtle yet stark value contrast. I like a lot of subtle texture. I love both fluid and architectural line. I really, really love the juxtaposition of nature and architectural lines.

So ask yourself, how can you incorporate the common elements in your own “soul singing artwork” into your future works? This is a fabulous way to be inspired by other art without copying it. Pull out the elements of art that speak to you and use them.




  • Reply
    January 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    This is a wonderful idea and I’m doing it NOW. Thank you!

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    Mary Ritter
    January 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Love this idea! Thanks! Hope to get it together and get a new board organized like this.

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    vicki miller
    January 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I have tons of pinterest boards and I never though of analysing it like this, thanks

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