I’ve always been a creative person. I’ve found outlet after outlet to express my creativity, whether thru drawing and painting, writing, photography, graphic design, knitting, quilting. Something.
And I still do.
But lately, I’ve been struggling to find that creative spark; the one that ignites and burns and makes you see everything thru a different lens.
I’ve been playing around with things, trying to fit square pegs into round holes and nothing is catching fire. I even signed up for “Art Every Day Month”.
Do you know how many days I created something outside of my work?
So I began doing some research (how uncreative!!) and went to the bookstore, and I came across this: Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes
One of the most critical aspects of growing your creativity is to let go. Forget about perfect. Ignore perfection. Give.It.Up. And that is the what this book is about. It’s easy, no-pressured exercises in making mistakes.
Today was my first day. And now? I’m so excited about it that I purchased a domain, and I’ve set up a flickr group.
I am so excited. Beyond excited!
What am I asking? I’m asking you to join me. If you can, purchase the book. Work through it. And, once I have the Flickr group all set up, post your creations there. (**UPDATED: Flickr Group is here — It’s not completely set up yet, but in the spirit of this, I’m letting go of that desire to wait until it’s “just so” and throw it on out there**)
Please know: There’s no pressure to keep up with this on a daily basis. Create whenever you desire.
Let’s do this. Let’s share our imperfect creations and realize that art is art and a creative mind comes in all shapes and sizes.