Philosophy Of Life, The Science In Life.

Sleeping In Your Art.

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Hello there!

Thanks for dropping by. For the next few minutes, I am going to take you into my perspective on life. You guys have been so supportive and I am very grateful for every like and every comment. Let’s live life beautiful!

I was helping out at church today along with some of my friends on a programme for kids. After some time we decided to take a break.

When you are old, the games you played when you were ridiculously young suddenly become so amusing and entertaining in many ways. Not like I am old or anything. I mean I’m just 17! But you know………..

So we took some colouring books lying there and decided we were going to colour them. We set out on this venture armed with mini crayons and sketch pens. I was actually thinking of doing something else so I was not asΒ enthusiastic as the other guys in our group but I thought I’d do it anyway.

So we sat down and started colouring in between jokes and loud laughs. But as time passed on, the place became extremely quiet. I was surprised at how concentrated I was on getting the curves of the flower just right. It was just amazing. In a split second, I had been snatched away from reality and embedded into a reality that once existed in my past, in my childhood.

You guys know I love art. But as of late, I’ve been more into just pencils and sketching and that sort of thing. I am not professional or anything. I just love doing it. I’ve not added any colour to my art in years. So, when I held those mini crayons it was like an small wave of electricity passed through me.

And I absolutely truly loved it.

As a kid, I used to completely ‘sleep’ in my art, as I like to call it. I would lose what little attachment I had to what was going on around me.

I felt that today.

And it was magical.

I believe as kids, we all ‘sleep’ in our art. As parents, you might have used crayons and colouring books to make that toddler settle down or calm down your baby. You see this phenomena at it’s best in babies. Give a crying baby anything new and she will stop crying instantly. It’s what I like to call ‘baby love at first sight’. A true passion for curiosity and learning. I believe we sleep in our colouring because every time we put the brush to the paper, we learn something new.

Why do I ‘sleep in my playing’ when I learn a new song on the guitar?

Because I am learning something ‘new’.

But as time passes by, we stop doing that. We have trouble concentrating. We have trouble resting while working.

Why?

Why do we find it hard to fall asleep in what we study at school? ( Ironically)

Is it because we have stopped adding colour to our art?

Is it because we have kept creativity waiting at the door too long?

What do you think?

It’s high time we thought about the way we learn things. Look at nature. God has created this universe in a way that even the scientist who has been glued to his telescope for a significant part of his life, falls asleep in what he sees.

Why is it that kids hate what they learn at school?

Why is it that we are fed up with work?

Why do you think we find refuge and peace in hobbies like blogging?

Creativity is an important part of learning because it uses resources that are the very basic languages of human cognizance like colour, sound and movement. Incorporating them into every activity we engage in, everything we learn and everything we teach is an important part of making the process enjoyable and comfortable.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. What is your perspective?

Comment. Share. Be a part of the movement.

God bless!

 

29 thoughts on “Sleeping In Your Art.”

  1. While I was reading this blog I felt tired and wanted to sleep in your art work. lol I think that when we go back in time we tried new things to quiet a noisy child. It did work out fine. Kids want to learn because they are innocent beings. The more we allow kids to learn at an early age the better it is for them. Just like you have said in this blog. I know Our Heavenly Father is happy when we provide his little children to grow and learn and have fun at the same time. Thanks for bringing back memories today.

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  2. Wow! Are you really just 17?? πŸ˜€

    Jokes apart. I liked reading your thoughts…it does give us something to reflect on. As kids, I feel we are more open to “sleeping in” what we do because the world is new to us. Everything around is like a Wonderland. it’s only as we grow and see the world through adult eyes and get busy living a life, do we lose this yearning to “sleep in” whatever we do. The need to finish stuff and move to the next becomes a priority. Maybe that’s why we don’t find ourselves living in the moment!

    God bless you! Keep writing!

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  3. Completely agree with you. Creativity is an important part of learning. Creativity is what makes us unique and defines our perspective towards life.😊

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      1. Haha! I’m from India! Right now, it’s 3:15 in the morning here. I love working at night. It’s so peaceful. πŸ™‚ My love to all in Italy!!

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  4. As a kid, what I loved most at school was art and languages , I disliked science and maths because they didn t make sense to me at all until I was older. And I think Work is like that , when we just work for the sake of working or just to get money we start lose its meaning and feel just obliged so we don t really like it. But for me for examplpe, I know that when I work I am contributing in God’s mission and I am part of someone growth, I am needed and what I do matters and that s enough motivation to leave home and go for work.
    Great post by the way
    Antsa

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    1. Wow, Ansta! Wonderful comment! Me too. I never enjoy science and math at school. But I like studying them on my own on the internet. You’re absolutely right. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Congratulations on your blog too! God bless! πŸ™‚

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