We are all born with a certain skill set. Some things come more naturally to us than others but we all have gifts and talents that we need to recognize, celebrate, and share with the world. If coloring in the lines is not your thing than don’t. Find a way to express yourself that makes you feel good. Recognize your own talents and gifts and share them with others.
I can color in the lines but I can’t draw a straight line. There is something about the stigmatism in my eyes that makes drawing a straight line difficult. I have taken many art classes with many wonderful people who all tell me to draw what I see. When I do, they are always encouraging but walk away looking a little confused about what I just created. So I keep searching for the person who sees what I see or at least appreciates what I see. And I think I found him. My five year old grandson saw my latest painting on my desk. He looked at it and in his very precious voice said, “Oh Nana she is beautiful and she is very different than your last lady.” I thanked him profusely and said that I was having trouble naming her. She was holding a flower in her hand and without hesitation he said, “That’s easy Nana call her Flower Power.” So Flower Power she is. Flower Power is not finished but when she is I will proudly present her to the world, crooked lines and all.
Our creations do not have to be perfect for others to see the beauty in them. Share what you are creating with others. Not only will you grow from the experience but so will they. What are you creating (crooked lines and all) that you would you like to share with the world today?