If you study the pictures above, it will take a nanosecond to see which of us is the artist. Creativity is wholesome, healthy, individual, and diverse. It took me a long time to find my own creativity–writing. My daughter’s is almost any form of art.
My friends once sat chatting around a dinner table discussing how lucky the people with a talent to pursue are. I believe we all have a creative talent. It doesn’t have to be a financial success, it doesn’t matter if no one else appreciates it, it is all about self-fulfillment. Two of the women in the discussion felt they lacked the passion of others who were immersed in creativity. They didn’t see that improving a golf game or decorating a house was their own creativity. My husband can put together a few pieces of sea glass and make a lighthouse on a slate. My son learns new languages and studies things I don’t understand. Two other artist friends shine at local shows. One artist I know uses her talent to help children with cancer.
Most of us aren’t judged only by our success in creativity, unless it provides a living. I know as I prepare to publish my first book, which is actually my fourth novel, I am subjecting my creativity to public judgement. I’m ready, just waiting for the wheels of publishing to catch up!
What is your creative talent?