Episode 1. 3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming an Artist

Hi there!

I'm so glad that you found your way to INSPIRED. If you had told me even six months ago that this day would come, I would have laughed in disbelief! I would have asked, "what could I possibly have to share with the world?"

You see, as an introvert (who is often mistaken for an extrovert), I am most comfortable sitting in a quiet space, painting by myself.

But one of the beautiful things about the creative process is that it kind of leads itself. It unfolds how it wants to.

So when this idea of creating a podcast came into my mind, I knew that I would need to bring forth a different part of myself. The thought of that made terrifyingly anxious when I was in my head and ecstatic when I was in my heart.

I have always been a fearful person. But as life is revealing to me, I am also very good at working with fear. In my experience, fear is one of the most compelling emotional experiences because there is so much to learn from it. Ironically I don't believe that fear is what stops us from living life fully.

I think it is actually the fear of fear that stops us in our tracks.

When I began welcoming my fear through loving-kindness and took the time out of my day (literally), to sit down and let it be there instead of pushing it away, fear flipped into the experience of love. And that has been the key to bringing forth my most radiant creative energy.

When we allow ourselves to be creative beings... and yes, it's a process of allowing, meaning that it's always already the truth, we encounter a mirror that reflects our deepest self to us!

Recognizing this miraculous aspect of human creativity has genuinely changed the way I make art.

Now, tell me about you!

What does your unique creative process draw up from the depths of your being? What feelings/thoughts/patterns are you facing through your creative process?

If you haven't already, check out this week's episode now!



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