More than one

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

~ Osho

I was recently chatting with a neighbor. He caught me while I was whittling and asked what I was making. When I shared, he was surprised it was more than a large toothpick (he only knows that I paint). I’m always surprised when people are surprised. I consider myself a creative, not a “painter”. Which is probably part of why I don’t want to be a professional artist – I just can’t decide on one thing!

  • This week’s artist is –  Peter Hay – whose work I saw at Studio &… some time in the past. For even more, check out his website!

My neighbor has painted, but he also is an author. So he’s creative across a variety of mediums – even if he doesn’t consider that to be the case. So many people I speak with discount the work that they create, or all but one of their creative pursuits. Only the “serious” ones count. What poppycock! Creativity is creativity. Stretch those creative muscles, don’t discount your work. No matter what form (or how many different ones) the world needs your art.

Matthew & the Art Supply House crew

P.S. – Would you be interested in an art coach? I was chatting with a local artist recently, sharing ideas, and they said I should be an art/business coach. I don’t know what that might look like, but it feels like there’s potential there. If you’d be interested in a sort of test convo over a hot beverage, reply and let me know.