So what was I yapping about yesterday? Oysters. Expression. Embracing yourself? Nice. But what does that all mean?
Glad you asked.
I want to use this blog as a forum to explore different arts/crafts and creative forms of expression to encourage people to delve into their creative sides. For some that may mean picking up a hobby you left behind years ago, for others it may mean finding something new. I'd like people to get over their fears of failure, at least when it comes to creativity. Creativity is the one thing you have that springs from the very core of you - you own it. No one can tell you it is right or wrong. To my way of thinking, shutting that part of your brain off is not giving yourself a place where you are free from criticism; a place where you are free to grow and become confident.
There are probably plenty of people in the world who want nothing to do anything artistic. Personally, I think they lead dull, colorless lives void of humor, passion and vitality, but that's besides the point.
If you already knit, collage, stamp, craft or whatever - I think you will still get something from my blog. I still learn new things all the time, so I can't help but share them here. If you would like to be a more creative person, here's your first assignment:
Get over yourself.
If you avoid trying new things because you think people are going to laugh at you, I have news for you - people already laugh at you. Maybe because you wore that unicorn shirt last week or because you say "nuke-u-lar" like George Bush. Fact of the matter is you give strangers a million different reasons to laugh at you every single day. So you may as well accept it and move on.
Regardless, write down some of the MENTAL reasons you don't do creative things. (Time is NOT a mental issue - we'll deal with that one later!). In fact, you may want to start keeping a little journal to write down any thoughts or ideas that come to you. Also jot down a few artsy things that sound interesting to you - it doesn't have to be grand: go to a museum, learn nighttime photography, fold an origami crane, etc.