With love. With respect. With positive insights from other people that will take you higher.
With people like you who have been successful. I remember loving the book, White Oleander written by Janet Fritchey. When she came to give a Master Class at Pomona College, she gave one tip that I have never forgotten. She said the secret behind her creative writing was that she always read two pages of a book of poetry before being to write. The lyrical way the poetry sounded could then enter her own writing, as if by osmosis.
What a great tip, we don’t have to face the blank pages alone. Whatever our artform is — music, playwriting, visual arts, or healing arts. We all have creative muses in our life, both seen and unseen, both living and not living. The great news is that when we nurture our creative gifts, we can leave a legacy that lives beyond our life span. How awesome is that?
I woke up this morning to find a lot of positive feedback on my blog, “Creativity is a Feeling.” This means I am reaching people who like what I have to offer. It is important to find a way to stay in a positive frame of mind, particularly when our creative gifts are in the process of being born. The more we believe in our own gifts, the more those creative gifts become reinforced in our hearts and minds and then flow naturally into our writing.
Artists are by nature sensitive to the world around them. Honor the artist within you. We, as artists, are so fortunate to have sensitive souls. To be able to see what no one else has ever seen before, and to bring it into the world, in words, music, and an art form uniquely our own.
Never underestimate how much your creative life matters.