The World is Full of Gifted Artists and Others Who Practiced Regularly

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 amazing talented writers and artists; many of these people have been practicing their gifts for years.  They recognized their skills early on, and have been creating beautiful “art” since their school days.

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, my friend, is no way to move forward in any artistic field. Comparisons tend to paralyze us.

I took an acrylic art challenge in April, and  something Cinnamon Cooney (The Art Sherpa) said offered me so much encouragement.  She said, “Only 1-2 percent of people are born naturally gifted in art.  But the world is full of gifted artists.  The reason?  Because art is a learned skill.  The same goes for music.  The same goes for writing.”

I love that.

Am I capable of learning a new skill?   Why, yes, yes I am!

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!





3 thoughts on “The World is Full of Gifted Artists and Others Who Practiced Regularly

  1. Such an inspiring thought. I think we bring our own unique voices to writing and therein lies our talents. I am so glad to meet you on the Five Minute Friday linkup.


  2. Oh I am so encouraged that there is “hope” for those of who are late to the game!! I, too, am late but do want to use my gifts/talents for His honor!!


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