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!