I was walking home from town and as I was enjoying the walk, this lady that saw me grow up came in passing. She asked me, ‘Where are you working now?’ I told her that I’m just doing freelance writing part-time. Every time someone asks me are you working or something close to it, I have that dread feeling of discontent. The lady stopped me in my tracks and poured lots of encouragement and wisdom on me. Little did I know my walk home would lead me on a message concerning the art and beauty within me. This messenger encouraged me to dig deeper with my writing and to explore art more. She built me up with words that there is a lot within me and that I need to not focus on what’s going on around me. As she continued in her words, she told me not to think lowly of myself because I’m not doing the traditional living of where people expect us to be and how we should do things. Once again I was encouraged to create my own establishment of art.
Some may not know, but I’ve been interested in and explored various kinds of art. Art such as performing arts, fine arts and writing. Being creative is beautiful! We should never be ashamed of our artistry and we must learn to embrace it. Regardless of our circumstances. Art is beauty within that sparkles outwardly in many forms. What art do have in you? Are you embracing the artistry within? Sometimes we wait to see what happens or we may have a lack of courage or motivation because of what we think we don’t have. With God we have everything that we could have never imagined. Taking small steps and then bigger ones will lead us on a brighter path. There is no limit to our art! Embrace your artistry!
We all have creativity within. God who is our Creator is a creative God with a creative people. Our art has to be tapped into in order to experience growth in many areas of life. James Russell Lowell quoted “Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.”
There are many activities that kids and adults can explore. Scrap-booking, writing, music,dance, cooking, baking, jewelry making and many more ways of taking that route. You don’t have to be highly skilled at these to do them. They can be done just for fun and leisure. Although making something is one way to express creativity, it is not limited to that. Someone once asked me the question, “Can it be the way you engage with people too?”
To take anything to the next level, it must be practiced regularly. There may be a local community center or group that you can join where you’ll meet others in that particular interest. Maybe you can possibly work along with them in developing art? While on that adventure you may want to try new activities to know which one(s) you may be interested in and would enjoy the most. Often times we have to be willing to bring out what God has placed within us.
Artistic efforts are great stress breakers. Painting and other activities alike are very therapeutic. Some may say, “I’m not good enough to even dabble in artsy stuff and I make too many mistakes?” We all make mistakes, even the most talented make mistakes in what they do. Great things can be made out of mistakes and whether they are huge or small. Scott Adams quoted “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
God who made the heavens, earth and everything that’s in it, has placed something special in each and everyone of us.
We have something to make, something to create and something to share.