How to Encourage Creativity

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Today I read a quote from a friend with a school-age kid which I want to share with you. 

“Creating is like making magic. Even if it didn’t turn out as you had hoped, you are putting something new out there in this world and that’s amazing.”  Julie Carpenter

 So many people say to me: “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. To me, that’s so sad. It implies that someone, somewhere in that person’s life, squashed their creativity somehow with a response to that person’s art. Maybe it was a facial expression, or asking “What’s THAT?!” in a way that says the picture was unacceptable. Or saying: “That doesn’t LOOK like an ….”. 

Art is in the mind of the creator. The process is often as important as the product. That’s how we roll at FLOOF Collage pARTy! No judgements. 

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About FLOOF Collage pARTy!

I'm a self-taught artist who has been showing mixed media collage, textile art, and photography for ten years. My goal is to help people find the hidden artist within by encouraging creativity individually or in a group. Over the last ten years, I have accumulated more materials than I could possibly use in two lifetimes; most are recycled and reclaimed. By encouraging people to be unafraid to let their inner artist loose, I hope to build community, open hearts to healing, and promote relaxation.

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