Dare to create
I was recently asked to exhibit my art at the Surface Miami Street Art Fest on the Gold Coast. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that one day, in my forties, I would be exhibited my art in full length for the world to see. It feels wonderful to share my creativity with others and to transmit the state of joy I experience with every piece of art that gets channeled through me.
I started discovering my creative spirit about three years ago. Prior to that I never realized how incredibly healing it could feel to play with colour, to paint and to write. As a child, a teenager and a young adult, I spent much of my time focused on survival and feelings of insecurity that followed by a need to be liked and to belong. I never considered myself to be a creative person and often felt envious of those who confidently walked in the direction of their dreams. It wasn’t until I started to fully comprehend that dependence on the creator within is freedom from all other dependencies that I discovered a part of me that I never knew existed. That’s the beauty with the creative energy that resides within us all. Anything that is born is a creative act, including us. We are creations who are meant to create.
Creative living requires us to make time and space to explore and to give things a go. As opposed to waiting around until we have enough money, good health or support to do the things that bring us joy. When we allow ourselves to the gift of being a beginner and simply show up for our creativity for the sake of creating, we allow life to surprise us in more ways than one.