Being the Artist
Being the Artist
If you’re anything like me, you love good art. You have a true joy for it, and an appreciation for pieces that speak to you and spread beauty throughout your life.
But how often do you allow yourself to be the creator of that art?
I tend to be of the belief that we all have some artistic talents, even if those talents are oftentimes hidden from even us. I think we all have the ability to create pieces that we could proudly display in homes. Pieces that speak even more to us, because we put our souls into creating them. I truly believe we are capable of this. It’s just a matter of finding the medium that works for you, and being willing to take some risks in the exploration of that medium.
So why not try your hand at being the creator of the next piece of art you display in your home?
For the record, this doesn’t have to be an individual endeavor, taking place in your garage after everyone else has gone to bed. There are all sorts of classes now for people who want to embrace their own creativity, but who aren’t totally sure where to start. You can sign up with friends for a painting session that allows you to drink wine and chat while you pour yourself into a creation. Or you can take an amateur ceramics course a local college, and create some new bowls and coffee mugs that will make you smile every time you use them.
It’s all about experimentation, and finding the medium that you can become most excited about. Perhaps that’s photography for you. Pick up a camera and start reading some online tutorials. Then go out into the world seeking images that will bring love and warmth to your home, or those that will reveal something about your heart. Those images can be of the people you love, or they can be of a scene that captures your eye. Whatever it is, though, go into it with the intent of turning your favorite image into a canvas print for display somewhere in your home.
The beauty of being the artist is that you don’t have to be perfect. Your creations can have flaws and can hint at your beginner level of expertise. This isn’t about creating something that looks like it could be on display in a museum. It’s about creating a conversation piece that provides further insight into who you are. Or a piece that simply makes you smile, because you remember the joy you felt in creating it.
Every piece in your home does not have to bear the emblem of a professional. And I would even argue that there is something to be said for those unique pieces that only you can claim ownership of. So I vote you give it a try. Or a lot of tries. Experiment with different mediums, following your passion, and becoming your own favorite artist.
Then, beam with pride when guests ask about the pieces you worked so hard on. And don’t be afraid to tell them that you were the creator, even if you have never created anything artistic before.
There are so many options. So many ways to express your artistic side and decorate your home in love. Sure, there will always still be room for those professional quality pieces as well, especially if they bring you happiness. But you might just find it is the pieces you were integral in creating that speak to you the most; always encouraging you to try new things and chase your passions, whatever they may be.
Michele Coulon – Creating one of a kind beautiful desserts