Day 16 of that Damn Creativity Challenge

The difference between a person who creates- and one who does not - often has less to do with talent and more to do with a willingness to wrestle with the doubts and discomforts that accompany the creative journey.

~ Cathy Wild "Wild Ideas, Creativity From the Inside Out.

Today was an interesting day, creatively speaking. I have nothing to show for it, but a big waxy blob on a panel. I had an idea I wanted to try. I have been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks, and I have been mulling over how I could get it to work. Well, it didn't work. I kept going trying to turn what I had into something, and it didn't work. I finally decided to walk away.

Something that I have learned in this challenge is that you can't always force creativity to happen. Sometimes you need to walk away and give yourself time to think about what happened and what you might be able to do differently. Before I decided to walk away, I had a big fight with myself about having to have made something for today. It was at that moment that I realized that being creative doesn't always work out as having something to show for your work. Today I don't have a piece of art to share, but I do have a bit of wisdom. Do not be afraid to try an idea, if it doesn't work, so be it. If your idea works out, you will have learned something. If your idea fails, you will have learned something. To me, creativity is a means of transportation. It takes me further down the road of becoming me. Give yourself the gift of transformation... create and become who you are meant to be.

In Gratitude, Karen


My Darling Maddie

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