It’s time to start creating your own art, whether that be an artform or creating yourself as new.
Take a moment to think of the energy of tracing. The picture is already on the page, it’s been formed by someone else. You place the tracing paper over and copy the lines that are below. Your hand may naturally want to go in one direction but you are diligently focusing on what’s below, not allowing your natural instincts to draw what you feel to draw. You end up with a carbon copy. There’s no life or energy attached to it. There’s confidence in this somewhat because you know what the end result will be. But there’s no spark of life.
Now think to creating your own thing. There’s a knowing in your heart but perhaps doubt in your head. Put the doubt aside for now and follow the clues, follow your instinct. What wants to come into form? Feel the energy of that. Whether it be a piece of art or yourself, there’s something that wants to come into form. There’s an energy behind it, a force. There’s a feel to it. It wants to birth on this earth at this time through you or as you.
If you keep tracing and copying what everyone else is doing then you’re always going to get the same thing and diluted versions of it. But you have your own spark. Your own signature touch. Your own way of being. Yes there may be insecurity, fear, the unknown. But it’s worth taking a risk on your heart and its longings, for it creates as new and as you.
People may try and copy and trace your efforts but it will always be diluted down versions, it will never be your truth and the special energy you have to offer.
Stop colouring within the lines and get out there. Make mistakes and be ok about it. Be alive in the knowing that you’re trying. Be alive with the joy of the creative process. Immerse yourself in that energy and forget about the outcome, enjoy allowing what is natural to you reveal itself.
Make your own art. Start creating.