There are plenty of artists/coaches who offer classes and tutorials to convince us that we are creative. I make no claim to try and persuade anyone of this because I believe that we are born into this world with creativity programmed into us. As children we expressed ourselves freely until judgements and criticism interfered with self expression, curiosity and play.
If I wait for the perfect time to do something I really want to do, or the perfect way to make something I want to make, or the perfect blog post I want to share, I'd be waiting a l-o-n-g time.
My time is spent with as many people that I can meet who are willing to let go of perfection and just allow themselves to show up and make something. Not just visual art either. Make delicious food, music, poetry, stories, clothes, gardens… on and on.
So now I'm about to finish volume 2 of Reflection & Sparks. I just have to create the art for the cover. I am so grateful for the writers who showed up. They bravely sent in poems, prose and stories without knowing if the finished 20 page e-digest will be "perfect". And, it probably won't be, but I hope you stay tuned and enjoy what we've put together for you. (Maybe you'll think about being a part of volume 3)
I'll be back at e14studio after Spring Break. In the meantime, let go if you're hanging on to perfection and it's keeping you from doing stuff.