Recently I finished this book written by the author of Eat, Pray Love….Elizabeth Gilbert. It was about living your creative life and not being afraid to do it. I thought it had some very valid points like to be creative one needs to be curious. It opens up a pathway to creativity. Don’t complain, no one is making you be creative, it should be done with a free and open heart. It is not easy or everyone would be doing it. Plus complaining scares away inspiration. By saying you delight in your work draws inspiration near. Be persistent, keep on trying. It doesn’t have to be perfect just start doing it. Be courageous because fear is boring. I especially liked this paragraph on page 27, And you have treasures hidden within you-extraordinary treasures-and so do I, and so does everyone around us. And bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think so small. In another chapter on trust, she was talking about your work loving you. This chapter was a bit deep for me. I couldn’t totally wrap my mind around her point. I will have to go back and revisit this chapter. On the whole I did enjoy this book about living the creative life. Having permission to go ahead and just do it.
Here is my most recent mixed media painting. It is 36 X 36 on gallery wrapped canvas. Thanks for stopping.