You get an idea, and act upon it only to find for one reason or another it doesn’t come to pass….
The subconscious is an interesting mechanism, where without your knowing, it reconstructs that idea becoming conscious thought through unexpected conversation. Such was the case the other night when a conversation came from left centre, discussing the benefits of creativity for Mental Health. Well, my tiny brain exploded!
I came back to my original vision of VAPAD, (Visual and Performing Arts Day), and could see a way of integrating this concept by creating a forum where the wider community can meet and become interactive in the creative realm, despite the fact that many believe themselves to not have a creative streak in their bodies. The reality is, everyone is creative, whether it be painting, cooking, dance, music, writing, etc. Many avoid the term creativity when applying it to themselves for fear of ridicule, and the fear of what they may face should they release that part of them. If there was a vehicle where they felt safe from criticism, working with like minded people, I believe a lot of those issues which are costing lives and resources can be overcome in a positive and proactive manner.
Watch this space, in the meantime, Newsflash!
Look to Redcliffe Arts Society Exhibition Southern Splash
These two paintings will be in this exhibition along with a large number of wonderful paintings by artists of the Gold Coast Art School