A lot of people who are artistic are gifted in multiple ways. And if not gifted, at least interested in exploring a different art form. For instance, I love photography. I'm not going to pretend I'm good at it, but sometimes I get lucky. Either way, I enjoy exploring photography, framing the perfect shot, fiddling with making a photo black and white. I've always wanted to play an instrument, but I don't know how (I'm totally going to make my son teach me). And singing is something I dabbled in while in school.
What I'm saying is, if you have a creative mind, chances are it's not a one trick pony.
Why does this matter? Exploring other forms of artistry can open your mind more. So can combining them. If you're stuck in your writing, try reading a poem, listening to music that inspires you, looking through photos, or going to an art museum. Experiencing the talents of another person can inspire your own. Even watching a movie counts! A whole lot of someones created that movie. Writers, composers, directors, actors. Each had a part in the creative process that ended with a movie.
In addition, there are all sorts of crafting that count. Do you crochet? Sew? Bead? What about woodwork? All creative! Crafting is creating.
My challenge to you is to choose a different type of artistry and explore it. It doesn't have to be a new one to you, so if you're already a multi-creative person, enjoy!
I intend to get out with the kids next week, spring break, and take my camera with me. Hiking is in order. I want to try a few new trails, and hopefully get some great pictures. What I'd really, really love to do is get some scrapbooking done. I'm about 7 1/2 years behind, at this point...
Who is your other inner artist? Do you enjoy doing something other than writing prose? Will you undertake the challenge?
May you find your Muse.
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