Perhaps the greatest challenge we creative eclectics face is to believe in our becoming. Sure there are messy workspaces to attend to, jam-packed lives that threaten to squelch our desires, and challenging skills to learn; however, the issue isn’t primarily a directional one but an internal one.
I’m always wondering where my talents are meant to take me instead of trusting in the process of becoming the artist I’m meant to be.
And how ridiculous it is to think that we can always control our creativity. How do you harness a wild steed that sniffs at the wind and wants to roam freely? Creativity is our stallion of soul, resisting the reigns of direction, born to evade the bridle and saddle of our responsible selves.
So believe in your becoming, give yourself permission to create, and to create without restraint. You don’t need to know where your creativity is going to go to make that new art form that is calling to you. You don’t need to have a purpose for creating in order to carve out a few hours to explore those new acrylic paints you purchased or to try an impromptu photo shoot.
So jump on the back of that darting horse of desire, grab a handful of mane, and let creativity take you where it wants to go. I promise you that one-day you will look back over all you’ve accomplished and smile.