As someone who has been living with chronic pain and fatigue for over 8 years now, I have to constantly remind myself that these things do not define me. I can feel like "death warmed over" and still hold my fire and bring my light, in every moment.
My art reminds me that I can hold more than one thing at a time and that pain and fatigue aren't the only things occurring. My art also gives me permission to feel how I feel when I feel it. So yeah, I can paint death warmed over one day and by the next, fire and light.
That is the magic of process art. I don't have to know where I am going with it. I don't have to create a beautiful masterpiece for someone to hang on their wall. I just move as I am authentically led, from the inside out and in stillness, the rest happens naturally creating more space in my life for new things to arrive.
Stephanie Gray is a writer, intuitive artist and creative transformation guide.
Stephanie combines art making, creative writing, active listening, heart-based questioning and over 20 years of her own creative transformation practice to assist individuals in living a more authentic life, cultivating awareness of their sacred selves.
Creating intuitive art from her home studio, she facilitates creative transformation online with folks all over the globe.