Have you ever thought about investing in a dream?
My current dream goes like this – I want to make more Alexander Technique inspired cartoons next year and I want to plant trees, to do my bit for this beautiful planet we live on! I also want to engage children and teenagers with the Alexander Technique thought processes, so that is simply something that they naturally know from a young age.
I am an artist and Alexander Technique teacher and I have been slowly working away creating images that hopefully express AT in a fun way. A task that I find exceedingly challenging, but very engaging.
One teacher, phoned to ask to use one of my cartoons to promote teaching the technique within the BBC. She said ‘The Alexander Technique needs more images with a sharp wit like these.’ Amazing feedback!
Another teacher said I was wasting my time making art to promote Alexander Technique, that people simply were not interested!
If I am wasting my time, so be it! I care about Alexander Technique with a passion. It can so simply and profoundly transform peoples lives. It transformed mine. If I can do a wee bit to bring it into peoples field of attention via a cartoon or a verse or something else, yippee! To me that attempt is not a waste of time – it is my dream.
What do you think?
It is the sort of thing as a child I would have loved, and I think would have given me a ‘heads up’ on some useful thinking that might have kept me out of trouble in more ways than one!
If you have ever thought about investing in a dream, perhaps you will think about buying one of these. You can enjoy the black and white images as they are, colour them in, read the stories and AT inspired ideas contained within to a child, enjoy them yourself, give as a gift or know that a tree has been planted.
Free postage in the UK, please email me for international postage. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, Kirsten