Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…. Is what I say true? Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”
We are all artists because we are all creators. I have come to believe that our job here on earth is to create. We create life. We create worlds. We create our reality. We create physical things. We create music. We create beauty. We create inspiration. We create through words. We create through song. We create through play. We create meals. We create emails. :- We create vacations. We create OUR life. We create mud pies 🙂 … You get the idea. We create. We create. We create!
I encourage you to embrace the creator within in. I encourage you to unleash your unbridled creative spirit in some form that inspires you.
Here is a link to a blog post I wrote in the past about being your own artist:
Lately I am SO SOOOOOO excited about awakening my own artist within but also in seeing so many people in the world awaken to their inner and outer creativity.
On Saturday I popped into my local Winners store and happened upon a book that has been truly life changing for me. I was so inspired after starting to read it, that I nearly burst. 🙂
My creativity and feelings of passion were bubbling up inside of me as I read the book!
The book is “Styling For Instagram” by Leela Cyd.
When I saw the book, the student and forever learner in me, kind of thought, yeah I’d like to get better at Instagram, so I scooped it but… but… this book is much more than Instagram!!!!
Leela says “With a phone in your hand you can be a “photographer.” There’s no extra buy-in fee, you already have what you need, and “auto” mode works just fine. With technology having evolved so quickly in the past decade, there’s no reason not to try your hand at making beautiful images”.
I have been taking phone pics for years and those that know me, know that I am constantly saying “I gotta get a pic of that”. 🙂 But I have since discovered that I am also a passionate creator who loves to capture beauty and inspire others and the world…. so this book just blew the lid off for me. So many endless ideas and opportunities that I now see to create and play and delight in making these creations!
The book is laid out in an easy format to follow, with clear and concise concepts and pictures for each one. For example, she has two page creation concepts that she covers like “Light & Airy”, “Props”, “Plain & Simple”, and countless others.
This morning I played with using the sun that was casting itself on one of my chairs in the house. I propped up one of my wall pictures and was able to capture the sun on the wording which I thought was pretty cool.
I am so grateful that there are so many people in the world so willing to share and help each other and that technology allows for so much creativity and culture that we never had access to before. And let’s not forget the technology as tools for editing and creation too. It really is true that anyone can en-JOY photography, art, creation, and that there truly are infinite possibilities.
Yesterday my daughter and granddaughter were with me painting pictures. Sivanna showed me a place online where she finds ideas of what to paint. It may sound simple to some, but I thought that was amazing! A place to find endless ideas. In the old days one had to physically be at various places to get ideas and inspired and now endless ideas everywhere!
I will close now and I hope you too are inspired to awaken to your creativity if this is something that brings you JOY to do. I am excited to share my newly inspired creations over at my Instagram account and I would be honored if you would be so kind to follow me and to comment on any of my creations as I learn and grow! And please in turn I would love to follow you! Nothing brings me greater JOY than following the trail of inspiration! You can find me on Instagram Maggie’s Instagram Account
Maggie Holbik.com is a Creator and Communication Artist who gets great JOY out of personal inspiration, but her greatest JOY comes from inspiring others to live with passion and purpose.
My friend May is an amazing artist who is starting to awaken to truly embracing her gift. Today she shared with me a poem she wrote while taking an art class through Tracy Verdugo’s Mojo E-Course.
Our conversation initiated from a post I made myself the other day that was “LIFE is the canvas. YOU are the artist.”
I hope you enjoy May’s poem and art as much as I do. Thank you May for inspiring all of us by awakening to your creative and divine self. Namaste…..
Dare To Dream
Big bright beautiful dreams
Realizing that life is our canvas
We are artists each and everyone
Dare to draw, paint, sculpt, knit, sing, dance, bake or act
Rummage through torn up scraps
From someone else’s masterpiece
Trust yourself May
Like the wise old owl
It’s a new beginning
Tell your story with a loaded paintbrush
Like the old masters before us
Van Gogh, Beatrix Potter, Walt Disney
A new understanding arises…. I love playful artists and vibrant colours
Breathing in gratitude breathing out doubt
I am ready to leave my mark.