Have you ever said something like, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”? Or maybe you’ve heard someone else say it. Well, I’m here to tell you that statement is simply not the truth. For anybody. How do I know this? Easy.
We were made in the image of our Creator. God is a creator. The Creator. And He made us in His image. That means we were meant to be creators as well. Sure, we create on a much smaller scale, but that creative gene is in you.
Maybe it comes out in wonderful baking. Maybe you draw or paint. Maybe you quilt or make clothes. Maybe you write. Maybe you play a musical instrument. Maybe you dance. Maybe you are a photographer. Maybe you tell marvelous stories to young children. Maybe you garden. Maybe you’re a daydreamer (yes, that’s creative too, even if it did get you in trouble when you did it in school). The possibilities are endless.
Of course, your creativity may have been stifled and gone dormant, but I hope to encourage you to let it out!
This year, I joined the adult coloring book craze. Yes, it appeals to the creative spirit in me. Coloring between the lines counts!! Here are photos of my favorite coloring book and one of my completed creations:
Last Saturday on Facebook, Deborah shared about a new Bible for Creative Journaling that will be available in February. Oh. My. Word. Yes!!
When I also shared about that Bible on my page, a reader told me about a blog about this very thing (creative journaling). It’s called Visual Blessings and is by Valerie Sjodin. Here’s a photo from her Bible.
I spent a long, long while looking at the ways Valerie illustrates and make notes in her Bible, all of them so beautiful and meaningful. A wonderful way to draw closer to God and to hear Him speaking to you through His word. It doesn’t take a special Bible like the one mentioned above. All one needs is a wide-margined Bible plus some art supplies.
Now, I just know someone is still saying something like, “Yes, but the artist from Visual Blessings is obviously talented and I’m not.” STOP THAT! You may not be gifted in the same way, but don’t let that stop you from trying out new creative endeavors.
I mentioned in a post awhile back that I was considering taking an art class at college next term. And I decided to go for it. Beginning in a little over a month, I will be attending a drawing class twice a week. And I must say that when I got my textbook/sketchbook, I got really excited for the class to begin.
I don’t expect to come out of this art class any sort of expert, but I do expect to come out of it with a new appreciation for a new creative medium. I may even subject you to some of those creations.
Here’s hoping you’ll unlock your creativity, and let it blossom in new ways.