Creating. It’s exciting and, simple, and magnificent. It’s also absolutely terrifying, beyond scary, and kinda-sorta like jumping off a cliff.
Being a creative. Putting yourself out there. Instead of having boxes to check, you MAKE the boxes. You ARE the damn boxes. There is no path or easy linear progression. You create from the ground up. That is why it is so exhilarating. You take something from nothing and it becomes a treasure, a piece of significance, a work of art. You pour your heart & your soul into paper -- spilling over the pages, coloring outside the lines, blending the textures, seeing beyond the physical shape.
Your art has meaning. Your art has purpose. Your art is part of you but it does not DEFINE you. It is your release of curiosity and it is letting go, expanding, and evolving. Your art meets you where you are. It is flowing through your heartbeat and it doesn’t always sing in tune. At times it’s straight up kattywompus and many times it isn’t how you expect it to be. Damn expectations. Projecting and predicting the future.
Sounds a bit like life, huh? I think that’s why it is so powerful.
Art: A beautiful, messy and lopsided journey. Finding the glimmers of peace, radiance and glory in the midst of it all.
Creating: Letting go and exploring.
FREEDOM: Finding joy with the process and journey, from step one sanding down the wood to the end product of a gorgeous table in the center of your kitchen.
The in-between: Sweat-tears-laughter-love-memories & really good moments.
That’s what it’s all about. Being present with yourself. Being mindful of the moment you have and the stage you’re in. Your art is an adventure, your soul is curious. Let yourself go. Let yourself explore. Become expansive in your creativity. Leave room for exploration and rerouting. You will never know where you’re going to land.
Start today, darling. Get messy and let one project lead you to another. One day you’re going to look back and see all the dots. They will connect. They always connect. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, finding gratitude and creating from a place of exploration and curiosity. You are a creative being. Let your soul find joy in the process. You were born to be an original and my friend, your work of art is waiting to be made.
Stay tuned for upcoming workshops coming your way, ZBirdies.