I thought I should say first, before getting into this prompt, that I didn't come into this month with a plan. I am intuitively flowing where the prompts lead. I normally choose all the prompts in advance, dole them out to the volunteers and myself, and we each write with maybe a general theme in mind. I did choose a general theme of, Shine Your light, when I wrote the first prompt. Each of the prompts are flowing unpredictably, but lovingly, toward your words glowing brighter, of you becoming freer, and finding your inner light on the page. Now on to the prompts.
During my process of art journaling, I have discovered the beauty in chaos. Not to say I never saw it before, but while smearing paint without a goal in mind something happened. Something loosened up within me and allowed me to go deeper and be freer on the page. The art page at least.
I created this while I was processing a friend's death. It wasn't about anything but intuitively moving paint around the page.
Art by MDragonwillow
And this one, dropping color bit by bit, meditatively.
None of these were about the outcome, they were about processing the chaos within and then finding the beauty.
Find colored pens, crayons, watercolors, or whatever you have that you can use to put color on the page. Remember, don't worry about the outcome, just swirl the colors around the page. When you feel complete, write for ten minutes about your thoughts and feelings before, during and after putting color to the page.
Free Verse - Allow yourself to boldly explore the spaces between the words.
Create your own poetry type, play with the words and spaces, rhyming and timing, counting and shape.
Music and Dance
When I think about music that finds beauty in chaos it has to be STOMP. They epitomize beauty in chaos.
Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage. Please visit her Patreon page