“No one is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss
So lovely and simple and true. A perfect message for a child or grownup. And the idea that is at the heart of all that is creative.
I think the youness is worth exploring deeply and sharing as fully as possible. The world only has one chance at what’s in there – one chance at you. I think it’s worth time, energy, embarrassment, failure and disappointment to work your way through to the deepest, most truly creative work you can do – the youest – the work of your utterly unique, snowflake of an imagination.
My Big Creative Year moved me closer to that work, closer to my youness. Some of the things that helped:
Showing up – whether I wanted to or not.
Failing and starting again, and again and again….
Intention – making experimenting a priority – making room for it.
Learning more about how I work (one of the benefits of working) – following my energy.
Listening carefully for the magic – I do believe it is there- waiting to be noticed…. Listening is part of the work and that kind of listening takes practice and patience and the afore mentioned showing up.
I got more tuned in to recognizing where I stumble – I see more clearly what is in the way, what trips me – again and again – this continues to be my biggest sticking point.
And what’s ahead for 2016:
Blog-wise nothing programmed – except the sketchbook – I need to freestyle for a while- post as the spirit moves me. And work-wise – I have a lot of ideas for the coming year – new patterns and for the first time kits! are on the horizon. Also, Some projects came to me at the end of 2015 that hit me right in my youness – work I’ve been enjoying immensely – I’ll share some of that soon.
And for you, for 2016, I hope you’ll continue to visit here – I am grateful that you do. I wish you a happy, healthy and creative year. I wish you a year of magnificent youness.