I sit here wishing February had 31 days.
I’ve enjoyed searching for my creativity, mostly because I’ve found some of it, and that feels good. But I wish had more days to continue my quest. I’ve learned some important things this month. See:
- You can find creativity. I really believe that everyone is creative. And because you are creative, it’s just a matter of finding out how to encourage that aspect of your personality, of your life. It could be something as simple as a strong cup of coffee or as elaborately planned as a trip to Paris. Whatever it is, find your methods and then live them. Your creativity will follow.
- Rules are good things. Whether it’s establishing a routine for your creativity or setting guidelines to get your work started, rules help to support your creativity and encourage it.
- It’s not all about art. My brain is swimming these days, but it’s swimming with some unconventional creative ideas. For example, I want to mod podge the cover of my cell phone with aluminum foil. I’ve written some and drawn some this month, but even more than what might be considered fine art, I’m seeing creativity pop up in more day-to-day happenings. And that’s a wonderful thing.
I didn’t meet all of my creativity goals this month. I certainly didn’t finish a story, and I didn’t share anything with you guys. But I am still working on it. And I think that’s one of the most important aspects of creativity. It doesn’t just stop. You can’t use it up. So I’m going to keep working on my goals, and I will keep sharing with you all. Promise.