create, if…

 

Create, if …you are feeling dull. Or yearning to be transported away from your troubles. Create if you’d like to have that old feeling of personal growth, inner joy, childlike abandon. Create if you know what is good for you, because creating things surely makes us hum from the inside out. It’s in the making from nothing that we discover that long forgotten something about our human state. We need to create to feel content.

Maybe it is food, or babies(!) or lasting love. Maybe it is macrame, or dresses, or miniature worlds. Maybe it is art, or an approximation of art. Whatever it is; making something from the uniqueness of yourself and letting it exist in the world is creating. It’s a magical thing. Within the experience of creating there is soulfood and education for life itself. When I create,  I learn about myself. Go create, if you want to know what I am talking about. Just find your thing, and begin to do it. Create something.  Even if it’s not up to your own standards, let it be just as it is. There is a lot to be said for being kind to yourself about your own creations. What follows is kindness to yourself about other things too, and we all need that.

The last few weeks I have been loving Pip Lincolne’s series for slumpy creatives. She is so good at bringing out the best in people.  And so kind. Reading her words is like listening to a friend talk. All kinds of good.

It has coincided with a new thing I am doing. You may have seen some of it on my instagram feed. I’ve joined the #drawsomethingeveryday movement. Not because I necessarily have the time for it, or the even the desire to do it every day, but because I need it.  When I draw, it distracts me from pain and helps me hold out longer between pills.  When I draw, I remember that I have a natural ability that I haven’t been using. It’s good to no longer be neglecting it. When I draw, it gives back to me. Repose, reflection, peacefulness. It gives me a little circle of calm. The process of creation interrupts the noise and pressure of life. I like that very, very much.

 

Starting something new today….

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Over the next wee while, I’ll be featuring a few creative types on my blog. They’ll talk about why they create and how the process works for them. Watch this space…

Do you create?  Are you creative?
(PS. I love the way my title, “create, if” sounds like a German person saying the word “creative”, hehe.  I LOVE accents)

 

A picture of pain #drawsomethingeveryday

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Teacher tools. Not all are created equal! #drawsomethingeveryday

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#drawsomethingeveryday Still in progress. …. but dinner prep waits for no mumma. …

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