One of the main tenets of Creative Awakenings is the healing benefits of Creativity. This article about artist Zahava Sherez teaching art to homeless seniors is particularly meaningful – this quote by Zahava stood out for me:
“Working with seniors and walking with several of them to the crossover gate, literally, as they continued making art in hospice, taught me that every minute lived fully matters and that life can be enriching at any age. And I befriended my own mortality.”
Making art has so much more to do with the process itself than the end result, adding to the “minutes we live fully.” At every stage and place in life, the creative process can help us transcend our current experience, giving every experience the opportunity for transformation. Enjoy!