Well, hey there! Thank you for popping by and reading my mental ramblings of creation and colour. I have created this space an an outlet for two things:
Kindness is required when being creative. It is about ignoring those feelings of fear, doubt and hatred. Every time I hear the voice in my head telling me that "this piece isn't good enough" or "this idea is terrible" or even "you should just stop now," I check in with myself. "Is this true?" Hell no! Of course it's not true! I can do anything!
I wasn't always super-self-encouraging. Up until recently, my head was pretty loud with self-criticism. I didn't realise just how noisy it was until the day came when I let it go. Silence. My headspace finally had room to think freely, without judgement. Without restraint. I was no longer holding myself back from happiness. I'll tell you one thing; for someone like me, telling myself how great I am felt fake and stupid. But the fact of the matter is: I am talented! I am a good person! And, damn it, I do deserve happiness! So, you know what? I am going to tell myself these things until I believe them. (P.S. I do ;p)
I know it seems that I have jumped off the Creativity Band-Wagon, just bear with me. Art, in any shape or form, comes from within. If my "within" is a place of darkness, doubt and self-loathing, I'm going to be infecting my work with it. I want my insides to radiate love, inspiration and rainbows (who doesn't love rainbows?). I wish to create something that brings a smile to someones lips, and joy to their heart.
So, this post turned out to be something I didn't intend. But, hey! That's how I roll. If you stick around, you'll see many more that start as one thing and end up as another. But that's the evolution of a creative mind.