We are all artists, even if you claim to not have an artistic bone in your body. You do – it’s there. Perhaps you’re underestimating your own creativity.
I can’t paint. I draw only stick figures. When I try to dance it’s not pretty. However, from a very early age I loved music and would frequently burst out in song. Then, in my teen years, I discovered the fulfillment of writing. Arranging words together in a way that both inspires and describes makes me feel productive and important. A few years ago, I tried making jewelry – a venture that now garners me compliments and holiday gift requests.
While I embrace all of the artistic ventures listed above, there are many people I know whom frequently say, “I wish I was creative like that.” I do my utmost to convince them that they are artistic and there must be something creative they do. Please don’t ever believe that you are not talented. For you are, indeed! The first step is believing that to be true. Give your creative interests credence. Do you enjoy cooking? Take a culinary class. Have you always been fascinated by sculpted art? Volunteer at a museum. Maybe you love supernatural-themed books and movies? Ever tried writing one yourself? You’re probably well versed in that genre to understand the terminology and style.
Plenty of people enjoy music but can’t hold a note. That shouldn’t stop them from immersing themselves in that world. Start an open-mic night at your restaurant or get a part-time job helping out at a concert venue. If you grew up fascinated by the lure of the theatre but are too introverted to ever perform on stage, volunteer to be an usher at your local county theatre. Or, start a blog that details your favorite shows and other interesting facts about the industry.