One thing that I have heard over and over again since I made the decision to commit to creativity and pursuing my artwork is “I wish I was as creative as you.”
I am sure that if I look back over my blog entries I will find that this is a subject that I have written about before. The thing that is amazing me today is the excuses. My favorite so far was “I can’t be creative because I can’t afford to go to school for it.” This was from a women who was complaining about the fact that she could not afford to go back to college, as her life coach was recommending. It is my favorite in that it was the most absurd.
Seriously, my art classes cost much less than the life coach. We also offer make and take workshops at no cost at Creative Corner Westfield. So does the local library, and I am not even going to start on what is available on the Internet.
Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, why not focus on what you can do. Sitting at my desk, I can think of any number of things that I can make or do with the things that are right here. Of course if we are choosing to make excuses, it is because I am creative. (remember, you have to go to college to learn how to think like that). I am participating in a creative challenge that is focusing on recycling as its theme for the month, so I have been looking for ways to recycle and create.
This is a recycled image from last month’s challenge. It was made from pens and paper on my desk at work. It is drawn on the back of a printing error.
For those who are thinking I can’t draw a straight line, much less a circle, I have two words, Ruler and Compass. Write them out on a piece of paper. Look, you have made straight lines and circles. ( The L and the o) If they are still not to your satisfaction, go ahead and use a ruler and a compass to help you. ( I traced around the bottom of a vase sitting on my desk).
We all have a choice each day, we can be positive or negative. Excuses are negative, Exploration is positive. Try and choose the positive.