What a whirlwind of a week! I hope that you all are enjoying your Friday as much as I am. This week I was in Nashville for a meeting about a new project I’m involved in. Can’t wait to tell you about it and it does involve my next three books. :) It was a wonderful time with other authors as we came together as a community of women who love to write and love to share and teach the Bible. Today I’m flying out again in a different direction to a conference at Cairn University in Pennsylvania. I’m SERIOUSLY excited to be witht these college-age girls and share the message God has laid on my heart.
How did you like the blog post this week by my friend Sarah on creativity? This will be an exciting theme for us to explore this month. I asked in the blog post for you all to share what it is you love to do to be creative.
Today, how about we list what it is that keeps us from being creative…I will start…
~Intimidation. I just don’t always dive into a project for fear that it will turn out badly. I see other artist on Pinterest who post pics of AMAZING work and think I will never ever ever measure up…so why try?
~Lack of time. This is something where intimidation lends to the excuse of “I just don’t have time.” Sometimes that is a valid excuse expecially when I really SHOULD be working on a book deadline rather than playing with my art supplies!
~Perfection. I feel like my art should be perfect right from the get-go even though I am a novice at the craft. But, when I look at it as I’m only working on a piece of paper or a cheap canvas so who cares if it stinks, I’m not as afraid of imperfection.
So, what keeps you from being creative–whatever that creativity looks like. Many of you mentioned that you like to write. Many of you like to sing or play an instrument. Others like to decorate. Whatever it is, take some time to LIST what keeps you from creativity.
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