All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
~ Pablo Picasso
I believe we are all born as “creative souls” in some fashion or another. But we often become discouraged by circumstances in following our creativity where it leads us. As adults, we may think it’s too late to get started on the creative dreams we had as a child.
I believe it is never too late.
Two books are inspiring me to venture out into what I call creative space exploration: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron. I’m sure there will be other books that inspire me, and I’ll share those in this blog as well.
The past few years, I’ve been dabbling in making handmade books, collages, a quilted wall hanging, and even a log cabin bird house. “I’m no Picasso” as the saying goes, but I enjoy experimenting with different media to make things with my hands. I plan to share my adventures in creative space on this blog. And I’ll share resources for the different creative projects I explore.
If you are a “wannabe artist” as I am, I hope you will join me.
You may discover you are an artist after all.
I’ll sign off for now with this quote and encouragement:
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
~ Henry Van Dyke