A work of Art


Lately I've been trying all different kinds of ways to find my centre, to get back to the woman I once was and let me tell you, it's been a journey. At first I was really lost but now I have a routine that sort of helps and one of the biggest parts of it, is expressing my creativity through numerous outlets.


I love to draw, it's an activity that calms me and allows me to fully let go, I get to bring those pictures that are in my mind to life on paper, I can watch as the story unfolds with each new line, new shadow added. I also really enjoy writing poetry, it's escapism for me, to pour my heart out in a way that lifts a burden almost, kind of like blogging in a sense but each poem means something to me and represents a time in my life where I felt like I was lost. Although it's something that makes me happy because I get to express my feelings through different vessels, I've never been confident enough to share any of my work wither that be my art work, poetry, photography (at times) and more, I'm learning that I don't have to be the best writer, photographer, story writer or drawer for that matter, to showcase some of my work.

As scary as it sounds in my head, I'm finally creating a blog post which will feature some of my stuff, I plan on showing some of my artwork, some poems and possibly some of my paintings, I've not quite got the structure right yet, but I'll get there, I'm sure of that.

It took a long time for me to get to this stage but I'm glad I'm finally here because I've realised something, my work is MY WORK. I don't need others to like it, I don't need others to understand it and I don't need anyone's approval. I've learned something very valuable these past few weeks, when you're in the pits of darkness it's easy to get lost, to give into the negative thoughts but I fought my way out, I taught myself things and reminded myself that I don't NEED anyone's approval, I just don't, I used to think I did, like their opinions were the be all and end all which simply isn't the case.

We are allowed to create for ourselves, we are allowed to be proud of out own work, we are allowed to feel accomplished with our art and we sure as hell don't need to listen to others when they say "but it's not good"..... Art is subjective, we don't all have to like the same things, many pieces out there evoke different emotions in different people and that's ok, it's not a "one size fits all" kind of world and that's the beauty of it all, there are hundreds upon thousands of different art styles out there and YOURS fits in as much as anyone else's. YOUR art is for you and if people like it, enjoy it, feel an emotional connection to it then that's great, but if they don't it's not the end of the world because you are a masterpiece in yourself. 

I want to encourage everyone to share their art, share their masterpieces, share what sets their soul alive because the world deserves to see it, regardless of if it's their cup of tea or not. I think we are far too wrapped up in other people opinions of ourselves/our art/our style etc... to really see the bigger picture, it's not about them, it's about you. YOUR life is for you, YOUR life shouldn't be controlled by someone else and YOUR life is yours for the taking, so take it, run with it, make waves and never settle for anything other than extraordinary.

As scary as this is, I'm going to leave you with one of my poems, well, it's not your typical poem but still, because I believe in living what I preach, it's a scary step but if I can do it, anyone can, just believe in yourself.


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