Make a Mess

A few weeks ago, I was a guest blogger on amazing artist Sue Simpson‘s blog Earthtone Studios. I shared with Sue’s community of artists my process of making a mess and what I do when I encounter my inner critic.

Click on this link to see how making a mess can truly help you get unstuck:


About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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2 Responses to Make a Mess

  1. The brightest sparks of creativity seem to flare up while making a total mess. It’s a process I’ve learned to embrace and it has enhanced every project I take on from writing to sewing to creating art journals. 🙂

  2. Well said. I love that description of the brightest sparks of creativity flaring up when making a mess! Art journals truly are great gifts for us in giving permission for artistic mess-making!

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