I've always liked to make things - beyond what is here are other creations, usually on instagram. These days I'm as interested in the making as I am in the things; perhaps more so. Making is a way to connect - it opens a line of communication with your soul, and so it pays to be attentive while making. A lot of my images, as they emerge, end up with faces or figures in them, which keep me company. More than a therapy, making without a plan or purpose helps us listen to ourselves and, then, to others.
I like to scribble a lot, for these reasons, and to play. As adults we so rarely play in any area of our lives - we push our brains and bodies so hard against their grain in our busy lives, and it can seem wasteful, unproductive. And yet it's essential we give time for our brain and body to operate in this carefree way. Certainly discipline is important, but so is play.
Carrying that attentiveness to process over into life, we begin to notice synchronicities - uncanny coincidences - and we become more present as we go about our lives. We learn to not frame our conversations and experiences too soon, but to let them emerge and speak to us, to keep us company.
I may post more here when I notice some of these uncanny coincidences. Or ways to try and play at making.