One of the things that kept me going during lockdown is art. Art is like water that can take any shape, it fills every space, no matter how tiny. It can break rocks and dissolve walls if you wait long enough and if you keep at it. And it comes from the heart and soul.
As you know, I work with a solution-focused approach, and art is one of the ways that helps me practice that – and vice versa. Particularly during the more restrictive phases of lockdown.
One of my first blog posts ever had the following words. They still hold true:
“For me, art opens a window into human expression at its most intense, both raw/refined, and at its most non-linear (good contrast to enrich my usual business environment). Sharing your art with the world is one of the most radical ways of showing up authentically. And experiencing this is the best encouragement to reciprocate and to invite others along.
Living authentically then becomes an imaginary conversation between the artist, myself and the world. The art reaches out, I look, listen and feel and then share something back that got touched by this. Not just when it comes to art, I increasingly find this to work pretty well in dialogue with other trusted fellow travellers as well (crayons optional).”
Want to see some of the art: Here it is.