This little sign is the first in a series on the wall in the Main Studio at Sticky Art Lab. This is one of our studio guidelines, and a very important message. One fourth grader said, "If you don't love yourself, you won't be able to create." Well put.
We like to say Love Yourself through the whole creative process. There are days when you can't think of anything to do. Or days when you just don't feel like it. Or days of frustrating missteps, or lots of mistakes. Especially on those days of big learning, and really every day, we have to try to love ourselves.
There are also days of extreme joy and wild abandon, and laughing and uncontrollable singing out loud. Love yourself on those days, too, because you want to make those moments last. Put it in your pocket for later. Enjoy it. Reach out those big arms and wrap them around yourself and squeeze.
Doesn't that feel good?