When I tell someone I’m a creative coach the majority of replies is about not being able to draw. So I am asking, drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process? My creative style and authentic voice is all about colors and textures. I don’t do realism if I can help it. I have done some for different art classes but it’s uncomfortable for me.
Sometimes I play around with sketches and try to do more realistic doodles but I’m not moved to do this often. If my message is creativity is finding your own style and celebrating it then I have to be honest and say that I don’t like to do realistic anything. I love abstract, doodles, using my own color palette, and a lot of thick texture.
I use found objects and collage if I want to show realism. I don’t think that drawing realistic landscapes or figures makes one more creative. If someone is excited by drawing trees or the human figure in great detail then they have to fill sketchbooks until they achieve their authentic voice. It is not the mark to hit or the only way you can create.
ANY CREATIVE EXPRESSION IS VALID – period. Making stuff should be from the heart and it should be done the way you want to do it.
You can see my style in the different media I use and I love how I express myself. There, I said it, “I love my art.” Your expression should be celebrated in whatever form you decide to bring into this world.
Passion is the goal to achieve – find the passion in your creative process. What turns you on, makes your heart race, or brings a smile to your face?
Do what you love and throw away the idea that your stuff needs to look like someone else’s. Don’t copy or imitate. Get inspiration from other work, but don’t think you have to make it the same to be good.
You are good and your expression is valid. What you want to bring into this world from the wisdom you have inside is lovely and needed. You are love and your art is amazing! Believe that because it’s true.
Leave a comment on what your life on a canvas looks like. I want to hear about your authentic creative voice!!!!