The most invisible creators I know are those
artists whose medium is life itself. The ones
who express the inexpressible – without brush,
hammer, clay or guitar. They neither paint nor
sculpt – their medium is their being. Whatever
their presence touches has increased life. They
see and don’t have to draw. They are
the artists of being alive.
This is my 100th post, which has been days in the making. It’s taken me this long to sit down and write because I thought this post SHOULD be something VERY special. Unfortunately my inspiration for this “must be perfect” concept didn’t materialize. The voice in my mind that said, “not good enough” was the one that spoke the loudest when I was pondering ideas. This voice has been with me for a long time and continues to try to get my attention. I am happy to say that much of the time now I ignore it, and am able to trust my abilities – but not always!
So today I decided to give up on finding the “perfect” idea, and just sit down and start writing. I wrote my first post on June 14th of this year. Here I am exactly 5 months later on November 14th writing the one-hundredth post – a little serendipity! I started this blog to challenge my creative spirit and explore and live a creative life, and I’m happy to report my inner artist is alive and well, and having fun. I enjoy the comments from family and friends – another reason for writing – connection to those I love.
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely
of rearranging what we know in order to
find out what we do not know. Hence,
to think creatively, we must be able to
look afresh at what we normally
take for granted.
Another result of writing this blog has been ongoing therapy! I get to see where my insecurities reside, and how they sometimes stop me in my life or at least slow me down. However, because I know my friends and family are not out there judging me as they read my blog, I continue exploring creativity, work through my mishegas, grow and have fun living a creative life! My heart is filled with gratitude for all of you who follow with me on this creative journey – thank you!