111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression
Day 43: The Little Lamb
On Day 40, I posted the image above with the following prompt: How does the image above inspire you on a creative level? Write a short story, scene, or essay…capture the moment through watercolor paint…mold the animals out of clay…or compose a children’s song. Be imaginative. Have fun. Happy creating!
“Mama, why is that sheep small and the other sheep big?”
“Because the little one is the baby sheep and the bigger one is the mama.”
“Oh,” the child declares with her eyes wide open. “Is the baby sheep a girl sheep or a boy sheep?”
“I don’t know, Sweetheart.”
“Hmm, I think it’s a girl sheep.”
“Really, why do you say that?”
The inquisitive child merely shrugs her shoulders. “It’s too cute to be a boy sheep.”
While the elder of the two onlookers laughs the little sheep turns towards the curly-haired child and winks.
**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 68 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**