(i am playing with typography by painting it....not completely done with this painting yet)
Living where I do I have had to become quite resourceful in connecting with creative people and finding the energy I need to feel sane. Thank god for e-courses. If you have never taken one you are really missing out. They are mostly affordable and I have developed some amazing friendships with some of my fellow classmates. I plan to write a more in depth post soon about e-classes but right now I just wanted to share something I learned from my "In the Fish Bowl" class I am taking from Marisa over at Creative Thursday (love her blog and podcasts).
In the fist podcast of the class Marisa asked us a question (we are all artist who want to sell our work online)....she asked "why do you love what you create?" It took me over a week to fully articulate my answer but now I can see it clearly. I can feel it clearly.
I love to create because my creations reveal things to me....more than anything else in the whole world. They teach me about myself and about my world. They keep me amazed at what I can truly accomplish. We speak a secret language....only to each other. Sometimes onlookers understand and pick up on this language then they join in the conversation. This creates a beautiful experience.... and my personal life statement is to be a creator of beautiful experiences. My creations always bring me what I want most out of life....connection with other human beings and to my real self. My creations form authentic and raw relationships.
I have to create. When I don't my world falls apart. I loose all sense of wonder and curiosity with the world. Peace begins to slip away. I begin to be very mean to myself and sometimes even to those around me. My creations are the best form of psychiatric treatment or drug I have ever encountered (and lord knows I have encountered plenty). As bizarre as it might sound, sometimes I wonder if every person on earth was required to make something every single day if we would even have war and hatred at all. I actually feel that strongly about creativity.
I could literally write about this for hours but I have probably already lost the readers who think they are "not creative".....and you don't want me to get started on how I feel about that way of thinking.
Thank you for stopping by, I am so glad you are here! Just a bit about me...I aim to live an authentic and creative life. I love design. I love craftiness. I love possibilities.I love connecting with people who love pretty things and who are passionate about living whole-heartedly.