You don’t need to ‘know how’

You don’t need to know ‘how to make art’ to make art.

If you can hold a pencil, if you can write your name, you can make art.
Make marks, choose colours, create shapes, doodle, explore, express.
Rather than needing oodles of technique, sometimes what is needed is to just open up the flow of expression.
How do we do that?
By feeling safe.
By giving ours selves permission to play.
By having some structure and purpose.
By reorienting our relationship to art as something from our deepest places rather than something to do with pleasing others.
The more we allow creative expression to unfold without harsh judgement the more confident we are in letting it out.
The more we let it out the more our range of expression grows.

The more we let it out the more our skills and knowledge of techniques develop.
But first we need to give ourselves permission, create space, meet whatever comes out with curiosity and respect.

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