There was a time you loved to make art.
Letting it go didn’t happen overnight, but life got in the way.
You had to do what you had to do, but for one reason or another, it feels like you should get reacquainted with this side of you.
As Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book Big Magic:
“Are you considering becoming a creative person? Too late, you already are one. To even call somebody a creative person is almost laughably redundant; creativity is the hallmark of our species. We have the senses for it; we have the curiosity for it; we have the opposable thumbs for it; we have the rhythm for it; we have the excitement and the innate connection to divinity for it.
If you’re alive, you’re a creative person. You and I and everyone you know are descended from tens of thousands of years of makers. Decorators, tinkerers, storytellers, dancers, explorers, fiddlers, drummers, builders, growers, problem-solvers, and embellishers–these are our common ancestors….Your creativity is way older than you are, way older than any of us. Your very body and your very being are perfectly designed to live in collaborations with inspiration, and inspiration is still trying to find you–the same way it hunted down your ancestors.”
Don’t believe me?
Well, when I was in kindergarten, I drew stick figures just like everyone else. The only difference was I chose (after some struggle) to pick up the box of crayons again.
And that’s the only choice you have to make.
I know you have lots of fear to conquer. And you might be wishing you had some more skills. My online classes tackle both.
Each one is set up to address the resistance we face as creatives while teaching you art skills learned by finishing a specific painting. Why did I choose to set it up this way? Finishing a painting is integral to your mental and physical skills as an artist. You don’t get better by reading about art. You get better by doing it.
Life won’t get easier and our time on this earth is short. Now’s the time to become the artist you’ve always wanted.