Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Do You Fear Being A Creative Person?
I used to have a fear of being a creative person. I grew up making things and drawing, but at around twelve years old I stopped.I began to judge my work, making it hard for me to continue to create. It is only in the last few years that I have returned to drawing and taking pictures. I was tired of having ideas, and not going through with them, so one day I picked up my camera and started to photograph older stylish people. From there, it was easier to start drawing again, and I eventually felt comfortable with sharing my drawings with others.
Debra and I sat down to discuss how fear can stop us from being creative. She has helped me to understand that if we have FUN and enjoy the Process of creating that we can get over this fear. Many of the older ladies I meet tell me that they enjoy fashion, because they make it fun and don't take it too seriously. This a a good place to start, it involves risk, but once you start you can change and develop what you are working on. We would love to hear your thoughts,fears and questions to continue this conversation about how to stop being fearful and start having fun.