11 – Consent To Be An Artist – Given!

Considering that I’ve been using Artist Retreat Day programs, I’ve been hearing a lot about the principle of “permission”. Some artists who said yes to a retreat day shared that this was a much-needed structure to allow and empower them to FINALLY provide themselves approval to take some time for their creative work.   Others simply couldn’t say yes, just could not provide themselves consent. What does it mean to have authorization to do something? My thesaurus tells me that other words related to consent are: permission, sanctioning and permission.   Consent represents agreement, recognition that what you’re doing consults with specific expectations, requirements and guidelines. It sounds solemn and like someone trusts you. Sanction is a lot more formal …