|CREATIVITY MATTERS. CREATIVITY HEALS. Creativity is a radical act of transformation. This image is of me Hallelujah in the act of creating magic, transforming my present perceptions of the past. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Today's REVERB15 prompt offers me the opportunity to write about a collaborative art project I participated in this past year that I experienced as a "radical act" in a healing exchange with my sister.
REVERB15 (Day 10) Prompt: When we heal our spirits the ripples are felt from the highest branches to the deepest roots of our family trees. What radical act of love or non-conformity did you embrace this year? How did performing this alchemy affect your ancestors and what is the gold waiting to be shared with future relations?
|WHAT STORY DO YOU HAVE TO TELL ABOUT YOUR SISTER? My friend and fellow artist, Jesse Merle Harris Bathrick, upon discovering this book in a thrift shop, purchased it, and decided to create a collaborative project with women in the Atlanta metro-area. We were asked to choose a chapter or page in the book to tell our story about our sister (s). You can see her artwork regarding her sister peaking out of the edges of the book.|
|ARTISTIC ATTEMPTS. After struggling with what I would say about my "sistership" in this Little Women project, I discovered the chapter, "Artistic Attempts," and found my voice around our relationship.|
I've learned through my daily creative practice of image making to TRY, so when I discovered the chapter, "Artistic Attempts," in Little Women, I knew I had found my way into this collaborative project. I repeat the mantra, "Not good. Not bad. Just is." as I proceed in my creative work. If this methodology works for artmaking, couldn't it work for relationships? A radical thought for me combining both in one art project!
Being a younger sister was tough on me. In this blog post, I don't really want to go into my specific story, "ABYSSSSISTER," but I surmised that my experience was not only tough on me but everyone else. Hence, my joy in finally claiming what a disaster it felt like to me.
In the improvisational system, InterPlay, we have an "exformation" tool that allows us to move information out of our bodyspirits. In this creative project, I gave myself the alchemical permission to say
draw a snake hissssssssssing it!
Once all of that hissssssing sssssssister was out, I experienced FREEDOM to move forward....to choose a new way of being in relation to my sister.
|CREATE A NEW WAY OF BEING A SISTER (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
|WHAT's YOUR STORY?|