Unleash Your Creative Side

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Of course you do – we all do; in our own versions of expression 😊 Tap into your creative side – you never know what you could or are meant to create 😉

Stop telling yourself you can’t. 

Try telling yourself you can. 

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For $20, your local dollar store can get you started: a few brushes, canvases, & some paints .. all you really need is yellow, red & blue (you can mix the others from these) & maybe black & white, & just see what happens.

Like life, art really is about the journey, not the destination. Don’t think about creating a masterpiece – not the point. In art, like life, let all expectations go.

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Best thing I ever did; I have so much fun as the possibilities are endless. I’ve been all over the place trying to find my style loll You have to try different things to find yours & what you’re drawn to. There are as many different styles & techniques as there are artists as you will see with the incredible variety of youtube vids.

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It really keeps you in the now, turning off the many trains of thought that are often rolling on those many tracks in an anxious or ptsd mind .. what helped me a lot was realizing that anxiety is worrying about things that haven’t happened yet (the future) & depression is worrying about things that you cannot change (the past) – both are not staying in the now.

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P.S. The easel, & sitting at one, are just not for me. This was at my school’s studio – I don’t have an easel in my home studio, it hurts my back after just a few minutes. I prefer sitting on the ground with my canvas on my lap, or with it flat on the ground. Find what works for you. If you fall in love with it as I did, it won’t be long ’til you start envisioning pieces you can do with the colors in your own home, & create custom pieces for yourself. Who knows you may just start getting some special requests from friends who like your work & you might see yourself doing this as a sideline or even full-time!

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The world is your oyster. Creating something out of nothing, yourself, for yourself, that you see everyday in your home, brings you great satisfaction that you wouldn’t otherwise get from just purchasing something random at the store 😉

 


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7 thoughts on “Unleash Your Creative Side

  1. As I have been “arting” a lot lately, this one really spoke to me “art really is about the journey”.. it is easy to forget that and yet it is so true. I’ve been focussed too much on perfection. Time to get out the finger paints 🙂 🙂 🙂

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