Creativity resides inside us all. We just have to find it.
Silvana is a strong advocate for creativity as an effective tool for improving physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and just because it's fun!
Regardless of the form used, whether it’s landscape gardening, cooking, print making or writing, creative work can be healing as an outlet for self-discovery and self-expression, especially when words cannot be found or will not suffice.
Silvana has experienced the healing effects of creative expression after a health challenge forced her to stop. Physically too unwell to do much, she took a friend’s advice and began to recall what it was that brought her joy as a chid. What she loved was using her imagination and making things with her hands. She knew then that artistic expression was part of her healing process.
She also knew that creativity was a great antidote to perfectionism. Perfectionists find it hard to let go, to play, try new things and make a mess. They worry about wasting time and resources, and yet, the creative process calls for complete surrender, to know that it is in the making that we learn.
Our passions can also have other positive side effects. For example, Silvana uses her sewing skills by making quilts for sick kids and helps the environment making reusable shopping bags.
She also feeds her writing passion by sharing insights and inspirations to help others on a similar journey. You can see Silvana's art-play and read her blog here.