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Curiosity kills procrastination

posted 28 May 2011, 21:25 by Anna Watts   [ updated 29 May 2011, 21:57 ]
Gerard and I recently adopted a cat - Malcolm from the RSPCA.  He is wonderfully affectionate.  Purring often, as he loves attention, he jumps up to demand it when our backs are turned!  I have been pondering what makes cats so unique.  The ancient Eygptian cat goddess Bastet was defender of the pharaoh - 300,000 mummified cats were discovered in her temple!  According to Why Cats Paint, the question mark has its origins in Egypt, in a heiroglyph depicting the southern view of a northbound cat.  It's said curiosity killed the cat, but I have recently realised curiosity is the cure for procrastination.  Curiosity leads you in; it enthuses but doesn't overcommit.  Natural curiosity questions "what if?"  What if we take just a moment to follow a hunch, turn over a stone, pen a ditty?  If we focus on the question, not the outcome who knows where it might lead?  Art therapy focuses on process not outcome and opens up possibilities for living life to the full.  Assisting anyone to imagine the future, it also can free the spirit of artists and creative practitioners who consider themselves "blocked".  Why not try an individual art therapy session at Pin Spot's new Pop Up venue above the Westpac building in Church Street Parramatta or a group workshop coming soon?  I am exhibiting one of my drawings in the H1 art exhibition @ Pop Up - a Vivid Sydney event until the 11th of June, Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 5pm.  Hope to see you there.  Call on 0411831549 and we can meet in person!

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