‘True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.’
– Albert Einstein –
All of us have an inner creative genius. The only difference is that some of are connected to it and embrace it and some of us don’t.
I was incredibly creative growing up, I loved to write, sing, dance, act, paint, draw, I played the flute . . . the list is endless. However, when it came to choosing subjects to study at school, as much as I wanted to study absolutely everything, I ended up selecting those that were more ‘academic’ or ‘studious’. I was then put into a box which was labelled ‘non-creative’ because I hadn’t studied the creative subjects at school.
Does that mean that my intuitive and naturally creative tendencies and abilities disappeared? No. Did they get lost and forgotten? Yes. Have I been able to re-discover and reconnect with them? Yes.
We all have a creative talent that lies somewhere. I might be in an obviously creative area like writing or painting or music. Or it might be something slightly more lateral like renovating houses or creating magical travel itineraries as a consultant. Either way we all have an inner creative just waiting to be expressed through us on the wall of life.
As I was walking to the LA Hub (a collaborative co-working creative space) today in LA’s Arts District I walked past a fair amount of street art that inspired me.
I love the fact that these people took the time to express and share their creativity on walls, so that people could be entertained and inspired by it whenever they walk past it. Just imagine if these people had decided not to paint on these walls and share their amazing artist talents? The walls would be plain and boring without them.
So, what creativity do you have inside of you that if you shared it on the wall of life, other people would be inspired by it or find joy in it?
Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,
Kat x x x
Inspiration for today’s post
Wall art on Traction Ave, LA