Unleash Your Creativity
You are creative!
LET IT OUT!
I truly believe everyone is creative.
Everyone has talent.
I encourage you to let your creativity work for you in improving:
your work place,
How can you do that?
- Don't be afraid to create something. No matter if it's a great meal, try a new skill, decide on a new hobby, try quilting, gardening, crafting, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, painting, etc.
- Follow your heart. If you have an idea of something you want to create or learn, start today and move in that direction. Create for you even if you don't get great positive response in the beginning.
- Perfect your process. As you find the thing you want to learn or create, work on it. Study it. Practice. Practice. Practice some more.
- Share it! That can be a really scary part. It makes you vulnerable. It puts you out there. But sharing it, when you're ready, is important for your growth. You don't need to be a closet creative person. I think when people come to the gallery to take a class, one of the scariest parts is the first few minutes of the class when they think they can't do it and they were foolish to try. Another scary moment is when I either take a short video during the process or take the group photo at the end. But, people enjoy seeing your success. They want you to have success and so do I.
- Enjoy YOUR success! So what is your success? To most people, creative success is learning something and then being able to do it all by yourself without a teacher standing right over your shoulder coaching you along. I took a workshop several years ago from Dreama Tolle Perry in Carmel, IN. I adore her work, but as soon as I got there, I started having doubts if I could paint in her loose colorful beautiful style. I looked at everyone around me and was sure they were all better than me. Well, I am more of a realistic painter so it didn't come naturally for me, but during the three days of the workshop, I worked and painted three or four small paintings. When I came home I decided to paint one again to see if I could do it on my own. I named it Balcony Victory, because to me it was a victory that I could do it without her standing right next to me guiding every stroke.
Every artist, every creative has victories all along their journey.
Don't cheat yourself out of yours.