Awakening the Artist Within You

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One of my life goals is to help awaken the Artist within every person I meet. That doesn’t mean every person will become a gifted musician, filmmaker, writer or painter. But it just may awaken their imagination, creativity and curiosity to see how they can apply “artistry” to any endeavor or challenge they face. When people understand that they are made in God’s creative image and that they share His creative nature, whole new worlds of possibility emerge.

I posted these thoughts earlier this year by Robert Henri. In reading them again, I’m reminded how true and powerful his words are. I’d like to encourage you to share them with a friend or family member today. Read on…

Consider Yourself Creative

Even if you’re not an artist, at bare minimum, you should at least consider yourself creative. Why? Because you’re far more creative than you think you are. You do have an artist inside of you, though you may never become a writer, a painter, a filmmaker or a poet. Or you just might surprise yourself…

For most of my life, I considered myself an athlete. A jock. Definitely not an artist. Though I wrote a lot of books, I still didn’t consider myself as artistic or even necessarily creative. But if you and I went back back to the beginning of time, we might be surprised by what this notion of art and creativity is all about. Hell, being called ‘creative’ is one of best compliments you could ever receive…and considering yourself creative is one of best compliments you could ever give the Chef! Read on…

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