Monday, February 8, 2016

Embrace Your Creativiy

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

What a great reminder on this Monday!
I encourage you to take this week and CREATE.
Don't worry about making something so extraordinary everyone will love it.


When I began art journaling 6 or 7 years ago I thought EVERYTHING I created had to be perfect.
That mind-set paralyzed me.

Instead of creating...
I only THOUGHT about creating.


I took Soul Restoration from Melody Ross and slowly my mind began to change.
I began to realize that I was unique.
My thoughts are unique.
My ART is unique.


The most important thing we can learn when it comes to creating is to just DO IT.
Your art
my art
is just for 
US.
Why do we feel the need to make sure others like it, too?


Throughout the past few years I have come to 
EMBRACE my messy art.
I used to not use my vintage girls...
even though they are what spoke to me the most.
I was always more creative and happy when I used them in my work.


But one day I read a comment from a woman who said that using vintage women images was overdone. She didn't like them and was sick of seeing them.

So 
quit.

That's when my inspiration just 
dried 
up.

I didn't set foot in my studio for months at a time.


Slowly
over time
I made my way back...
creating backgrounds
and pages with Words.


The more I posted my work again and the more
I created challenges in my Mind.Body.Soul group
the more I began using my vintage girls again.


Now I don't even think about it.

I have EMBRACED my grungy, messy style
using my sweet, old-time girls...


I am 
Happy.

I am in my studio almost daily.


Lil Wayne



Be 
YOU.

Never compromise.


 

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    1. From Kassity Mathison... I'm why it didn't put my name

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  2. You are truly an inspiration and I am so grateful and blessed to be in this journey with you. I absolutely love your group and is the group I am most active in!

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  3. Wonderful, wise post! So very true.

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  4. I am so happy that you found your creativity again! And LOVE your vintage girls!!!

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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