Creativity & Kep
My adorable and incredible husband is 55 today.
I often say Kep is a “force.”
Sometimes I mean intense.
But I also mean alive – as in, he’s got a LOT of life-force.
I love that about him – and the way he inspires me to live/love/create.
I shared a few weeks ago in Creativity & Free-Flow Writing that I favor routine, security, and staying in my comfort zone, where he favors trying new things, taking risks – and genuinely not giving a sh*t how it looks.
“To be creative (and to be Kep!) is to be, or to strive to be, intimately alive, intimately curious... This is why joy accompanies the act of writing.”
Over the years, Kep has encouraged me to follow my curiosity in actionable ways. Like the intuitive-painting class I took in Vegas 5 years ago, where we were instructed to “Paint -- don’t think!” (much like the instruction to “Write -- don’t think!”in free-flow writing).
It was cool to free-flow paint the above painting -- to let go of the wheel -- to be guided by intuition, images, and feelings rather than control, my inner critic, and rational thought.
VERY different than that Color Me Mine plate of carefully drawn diamonds!!
Thanks, Kep, for helping me let go of thinking in terms of a “good” or “bad” result and just DO IT -- whatever IT is!!!
And Happy Birthday, Kep, Love of My Life!
Coming up in July: Embodiment & Free-Flow Writing.
Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:
I feel intimately alive when...
Keep your pen moving as you write the thoughts, emotions, sensations, images, and/or surroundings alive in the moment. Don’t stop to think or edit.
Accept ALL that you write - the pretty & ugly; absurd & boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...