As we all know, a blog is kind of like a journal, only public. It’s a platform to share what you love and to share your process and journey.
I’ve been creating and creating my little heart out for years, but rarely shared any of my work. I think for too long I was scared of judgement. I also figured nobody really cared what I was doing. And honestly, my creative work was my lifeline, so it was very private and personal. However, with healing comes the desire to share.
Personally, I LOVE going to great creative websites and seeing the projects that other women are creating, or have created. I find it very inspiring. And I’m grateful when creative women share their work and process.
I really believe we each have unlimited potential. I believe in developing as much of that potential as possible. Part of my creative process is the exploration of diverse mediums. As I gain skills in one area, it inspires me in other areas. Trying new things gets me out of my comfort zone and keeps me out of ruts. It enlarges my skill set and allows me to do many things I would otherwise have to hire out for. It allows me to make connections in my brain between things that don’t seem obvious. It helps me process subtle aspects of various emotions.
For example, paint flows and blends differently than pencil. I subconsciously (and even consciously) learn the nuances of flowing and blending with life as I paint. When I draw I learn to pay attention to detail and make precise decisions. This rolls over into other areas of my life. We can all benefit from creative work.
In the end, I’m sharing because all those projects have been a part of my creative journey, my process. And I hope they inspire others to create in diverse ways. I share because this is who I am, and if I hide my creativity, I’m hiding a huge part of myself. And how can you fully love who you are if you’re hiding?