Friday, March 18, 2016

A Gift

"In the end, creativity is a gift to the creator, not just a gift to the audience" (pg 72).

Am reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


I learn something from every story I write--even if it doesn't see the light of day. I feel a sense of accomplishment with each new drawing, each new painting, whatever it is I'm bringing into existence. 

At the end of the day, I love knowing that I've brought a new image into the world, new words.

I'm learning that, when I go too long without bringing something into existence, I inch toward dark places. 

I seek out ways to be creative, just so I can find balance again.

Before all else, each creation is a gift to myself.