Every now and then I join up with Five Minute Friday and write a blog post with the word prompt for the week. The post is suppose to be a 5 minute writing challenge. I’m not sure I always obey that rule, but today I’m going to give it a try. So here we go with the word: world…
The world is full of amazingly gifted artists. They recognized their talent early on, and have been creating beautiful “art” since they were children.
I am not one of those people. I have only discovered my “gifts” in recent years. I am very late to the party. And often because of this, I am prone to comparisons. And that is no way to move forward in any artistic field because comparisons tend to paralyze us.
I took an acrylic art challenge in April. In that class, our instructor, Cinnamon Cooney (The Art Sherpa), said, “Only 1-2 percent of people are born naturally gifted in art. Only that small percentage is born with the talent. However the world is full of gifted artists. The reason? Because art is a learned skill. Any art, whether it is painting, writing, playing a musical instrument or some other artistic endeavor, is a learned skill.
I love that.
Am I capable of learning a new skill? Why, yes, yes I am! I can become one of those gifted artists out in our world. And so can you.
Do you follow me on Instagram? I am continuing my series on belonging over there in that world (see what I did there?) If you have a deep need to belong, why not join me and follow along as I talk about why we often struggle to find our people and our place. The collage to the left depics some of my recent posts. I hope to see you there!