Express your Savage Beauty

“Some of the most powerful works of art have been produced by older Americans by hands that have engaged in years of  hard work, eyes that have witnessed decades of change, and hearts that have felt a lifetime of emotions. — Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1996

After spending nearly two hours in line to see Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty, I now understand why so many people from around the world have come to visit this exhibit.  The late designer had a story to be told with each piece that was detailed in creativity and craftmanship from wardrobe to shoes to accessories.  “I am not big into fashion, but I appreciate its form of art.”  I said this yesterday afternoon as we were leaving one of the greatest special exhibits I have ever seen at a museum.

Creativity and wellness are linked closely to the human psyche.  Studies show that when we are more creative, we tend to be more alert, physically well and psychologically vital.  There are many ways for us to express creativity.  A few examples are :

  • Get outside and play.  That means take away the competition and just play.
  • Build something with your hands.
  • Attend an art festival.
  • Create music.  Write words.  Paint.
  • Explore something you have never done before; a special class, a food/wine tasting, travel.

From my own experience, I know that when I see art in any form, I am inspired.  There is a light that goes off inside me and this is the little nudge that reminds me that I need to be more creative in my own life.  Writing.  Photography.  Drawing.  And best of all, Imagination.

How do you express your Savage Beauty?

be well-
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  1. #1 by Amy on July 17, 2011 - 11:02 pm

    I express my Savage Beauty by painting childrens stepstools. Nice post, Ann Marie.

  2. #2 by annbruck on July 18, 2011 - 11:14 am

    I thought that might be the case.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on July 18, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Thanks for this gentle reminder to honor creative needs. I think I’ll go in search of my old paints now.

  4. #4 by Anonymous on July 19, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    nice ann

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