So, next time you find yourself impatient with your artistic friend or creative family member, remember, he or she is hearing and feeling whispers of things that have not yet manifested.
Give them the space they need to be still. In their stillness, they are working hard.
Respect and nurture the artist in both you, and in your life. Our world is enriched with beauty, grace, elegance, and imagination because of the arts.
Why not make this the year you allow yourself to express your creative and artistic impulses?
Don't be afraid, and don't worry about perfection! Perfection is boring, and you don't have to be a great artist or singer or writer to get started. Try gardening, cooking, or playing with a simple sand garden that you keep on your table.
It can be easy if you start small and let go of self-judgment. Just express a part of yourself that hasn't had as much opportunity as the more verbal or logical part of you has.
Play, express, and create! Have fun and be free!
How do you honor your own creative expression of who you are? Or do you? And if not, why not? Can you see yourself committing to engaging in more creative self-expression this year?
Original Artwork by Woodlyn Rhodes