I gotta say, I am really tired of the expression “in this economy.” “Oh, I can’t possibly focus on new projects, in this economy.” “I can’t start a new art-form, in this economy.” “I don’t think it’s prudent to learn a new craft, in this economy.” “What, join a group of creative women, in this economy?” Blah blah blah and hooey! If money is holding you back from being your creative and unique (dare I say, eccentric) self, it is a flimsy excuse masquerading behind a real reason – perhaps what you really need is more confidence or maybe you need to give yourself permission or maybe you don’t think you can find the time or….
Because if it is money you’re concerned with, you honestly don’t need any money at all to start a new project or art form or to join a group of like-minded women or to be more creative in what you are already doing in your life. Have you been out in nature lately? Have you looked around your house, attic, basement, barn, or garden shed? Creativity awaits you in likely and unlikely places, have a look around.
Maybe you don’t think you are
creative. Well, that’s just a bunch of hooey, too. Here’s what Gail McMeekin
has to say about that, “Yes, you are a creative woman. Creativity is not just for ‘talented geniuses.’ Creativity is a tool we can all access and utilize. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a pen or can’t draw a straight line or flunked out of music class, you have a creative self waiting to be awakened or amplified. Webster’s definition for the word create
is ‘to cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate.’ Creative women are innovators – they manifest the new.”
So…throw away the excuses, and be the creative self you were born to be – starting today, dammit!