This is an archive post ~ originally published Jan. 13, 2017 and updated in 2019
My 10-Week creativity program “Strings of Passion” is the first course of 2019 at Hip Harp Academy.
I compiled this student feedback a couple years ago, after week three, from posts in the classes’ private Facebook Group (and by the way, the images are from the “Splotch Drawing” workout in the Creativity Gym, which is part of the program).
The Feedback is in …Are YOU in?
Stories unfolding, ideas, blocks being tumbled down like kiddie structures…
Man, I have been working through the module for Strings of Passion and I am bowled over by the revelations.
Can you be in love with a musical instrument? Uhm YEP! Six pages of writing tells me that.
Stories unfolding, ideas, blocks being tumbled down like kiddie structures, and colors, feelings, emotions...blah blah blah.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, DHC for the trail-blazing you are doing.
I was “lying” when you first posed the question to your listeners “Do you have passion?” I was only wishing and hoping I did. It feels like waking up to my own artist’s soul after a very long sleep. The passion is the process! [SJB]It feels like waking up to my own artist's soul after a very long sleep. Click To Tweet
It felt like an inkling of what it would be to play by resonating with the depths of my passion
I am loving dipping into the Creativity Gym so far two days in a row! I love the Sprint Writing as well as the Soundscapes.
Yesterday, I got in touch with my inner hidden child and today I asked my heart to let me know how to get lost in the joy of creating …That’s when the Soundscapes started and though I didn’t attempt to compose anything for real, but tuned into each note and it felt like an inkling of what it would be to play by resonating with the depths of my passion.
It’s just a beginning but so reassuring and inspiring and positive! [C.R.]It's just a beginning but so reassuring and inspiring and positive! Click To Tweet
It is a relief to not feel responsible for lots of notes – but to listen for how one note resonates!
The soundscapes – A and B – are really fun! Both opened me up to new melodies, one note at a time.
As I moved from note to note, I will admit to listening for melodies as well as the comfort I felt with the individual note that connected to the soundscape chord.
It is a relief to not feel responsible for lots of notes – but to listen for how one note resonates! I do love this idea of a Creativity Gym!
Thank you!! [M.B.]I do love this idea of a Creativity Gym! Click To Tweet
Moved and longing and yearning …
Here I go again – I am only FIVE minutes into watching the String of Passion chat replay, and already I feel like crying, I feel moved, I feel inspired and a longing and a yearning…
Deborah, you are such a connector, an inspirer, such a teacher. [B.T]
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