I am reading The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron, who also wrote The Artists Way, and in it she states that art is prayer and to me it is. When I am creating I go to another ‘place’. I forget what time it is – I forget to eat. I am totally absorbed in my creation it is like an intense prayerful state. When I am finished I breathe deep and I see that my dream vision has come from my mind through my hands and onto the canvas and I am so happy. Sometimes I even clap my hands and dance around as I see a prayer come to life in color or shapes or pictures or beads or whatever I have dreamed. Prayers can be anything. Looking at a sunset and saying one word like “beauty” is a prayer. Kissing a newborns cheek is a prayer. Prayers are everywhere.
Please tell me in your comments how art and creating is like prayer to you. This is my Treasure Map Prayer Collage that I did as a task from the above book.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!!