watercolor

I created this piece following a warm sunny hour spent lying in a field looking at the clouds.

Watercolors are fluid, and can offer a degree of chaos, moving along the paper with a will of their own.  My lack of control allowed me to focus on the creative process versus the product, and my inner critic was silenced.

It was through this watercolor process that I experientially understood the "creative connection" (Rogers, 1993, pp. 43-45), and the "flow" experience (Csikszentmihalyi, 1998, pp. 150-158).

My intent in including this piece is to emphasize the richness of experiential knowing, in contrast to a theoretical knowing. This is an area I aim to mentor in my work.