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Creativity from Gratitude
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Creativity from Gratitude

Create something meaningful from your gratitude.

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- Hey, Skylight Fam. My name is Jesus Vega, I'm a designer, visual artist. I do wanna share a way that I think would be really interesting to exercise the muscle of gratitude. These are my sketchbooks. In these sketchbooks, there are lots of prayers. There's lots of thoughts. A lot of dreams, designs. But also, in these sketchbooks, there's lots of briefs. And as a designer, I enjoy getting a brief and understanding a brand and understanding a client, and creating something that they want but never thought. So, in that case, I was thinking of creating an exercise as a creative brief, for you guys to create something. The idea is to find gratitude, reflect on it, and then create a form. Create a dance, a poem, a short narrative of that gratitude. Step one. Recognize your foundation. Think of your roots, your upbringing, your parents' upbringing, your spiritual background, your cultural background. Ask yourself the question, what soil is my foundation? Step two, recognize the seeds of hope and faith that have been harvest on your foundation. How have others and God invested in you? Think of the times, the teachings, the protection, the love, the vulnerability, the acknowledgement that they gave you. Ask yourself, have those seeds matured? Step three, recognize who have watered your foundation. Now, let them be watered. Take the time today to conceptualize those feelings and outcomes into a creative project. Take the time to mold your creation into life. This project can be a letter, a drawing, a poem, an object, a dance, a narrative. When the time is right, give your gift and prayer, or creation, to God and to that person, and share the meaning behind it. The concrete itself represents the foundation where I come from, as well as the continuation of my parents' background, my grandparents' background. And the flowers themselves represent adversity, endurance, and how you could still grow from tough circumstances. So yeah.

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