When you actually surrender to your creative impulses, meaning that you begin to create on a visceral and intuitive level, rather than following a pattern or a familiar style, you will begin to discover who you really are – not just as an artist, but as a human being.
That means digging! Digging into yourself to excavate your history, your feelings, your knowledge, skill and the textures of your creative soul, and then transforming those experiences, through your medium, and into your art with transparency!
Digging into your psyche and learning how to translate what you find into your work is what will make you an artist and elevate you from being merely a skilled technician! Using your art as a tool to promote your further growth, your emotional healing, and to clarify your place in the world, will enable you to become more conscious and rigorously involved in your day-to-day living!
Once you are in charge of your art, you will most likely find it much easier to take charge of other areas of your life – those areas where you have been unsure, uncertain, indecisive, and fearful.
When you identify who you are as an artist, no matter what the medium you’re using, then, and only then, can you can begin to answer the question, “Who am I?”
© Pickle Road Studio, LLC
I hope you enjoy my creative thoughts for hobbyists and crafters. I post new blog thought entries every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday’s are reserved for Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski’s guests and new creative personalities that you’ll want to know and learn about. Of course, I sprinkle things happening on Pickle Road throughout the week.
I invite you to subscribe to this blog by clicking the button on the left side of this post. Also, why not share my posts with your creative friends and co-workers by clicking on any of the share links? If something really resonates with you, print it out and tack it to your bulletin board or tape it to the wall of your creative space, sewing or craft room as a gentle reminder that you can re-read!
As always, I love to hear about your creative life, wins and challenges! Leave a comment here or email me at CreativeMojo@me.com. Create and laugh through this week. And , as always, always do what you love! xoxom