In Berlin I met a super great lady named Kate. Kate’s a funny, down-to-earth art curator (these words do not often go together) with a knack for hooking up creatives with the right projects. Noticing the empathy project section on my site, she wondered if I’d be interested in working with artist Carl Scrase on an online exhibition about empathy.
In the words of D’Angelo from The Wire – mos def!
The exhibition is in process, but I’ll talk a bit about my own personal, and long-term, creative empathy project in the meantime. Through my own learned experience, having empathy and compassion for oneself is the key to living a healthy and fulfilled life.. and to having the courage to grow into who you are. The idea is to take the projects ideas, make them your own, using them as a way to get in touch with how you’re feeling and expand creatively.
The basis for these projects is to practice ongoing empathy and compassion towards ourselves. By doing so, we will naturally be able to show more empathy and compassion towards others. The projects are geared for people who are kinesthetic and visual learners – those who learn mainly by doing and seeing. There is no right or wrong way to practice these projects. My guidelines are simply suggestions. ♥