Posts Tagged ‘art’

Harvesting Your Creative Talents and Gifts

This weekend I embarked on a new craft project that reminded me of the vast array of creative possibilities that exist within me and all around. While on a fun outing to the local craft store I found a black metal door or wall decoration with a black crow on top. The manufacturers had glittered the perimeter and outlined the frame in white but the middle was completely plain; a blank canvas. After careful consideration of my crafting options, I decided to take it home and see what to make of this little sign. With the help of my husband, stencils and some acrylic paint, I was able to transform this fairly boring object into an adorable and personalized work of art. Although the project took approximately 5 hours to complete, it was the most fun I’d experienced in months. It even spurred me on to try other creative projects like card making and updating my grandmother’s metal butterfly’s with matching mirrors. While that’s a much larger project that might take me several months, I feel confident in what action steps to take in order to update this family heirloom so that I can enjoy it for years to come.

All of these projects require harvesting my creative talents and gifts as well as letting go of any fear, doubt, or inner skepticism so that my God-given abilities can shine forth as beautiful pieces of art. What unique talents and gifts are beckoning for you to harvest this season? If you’re unsure, take a deep breathe and go into the silence for greater insight. Perhaps there is a project you’ve been wanting to work on but are overwhelmed by it and don’t know where to start? All ideas are manifestations longing to be brought into this world of form through your creative hands. Allow them to be expressed. I am so grateful I did because it was one of the most connective activities my husband and I participated in together in a long time. Sometimes we all need a break from the day-to-day routines and obligations to just play like we did when we were kids. What will you harvest today?

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Possibilities Abound!

Become transported into a world of pure imagination where anything is possible. What do you think of and see? Drink in the colors, sounds, smells, and tastes of your dreams making them real  Think this only applies to art? Think again.

Each day, we are presented with limitless possibilities resulting from the choices we make. Today, I showcased my very own “Possibilities Book” as a final project for a class I was teaching. Each student presented their books brimming with hope and excitement for the dreams they represent therein while stating the risks each were willing to take to make these possibilities real. Then we affirmed the manifestation of these intentions for each other.

Too often we walk through life allowing fear to scare us away from leading the lives we really want and are called to. When was the last time you told yourself  “I’ll do ___, when ___” or “I can’t because __”? These excuses are fear based and only serve to squelch our ideas / dreams of what’s possible. The truth is, that the sky’s the limit and only we set our parameters in life. Thankfully, I have learned to identify my dreams and push past the fear in order to find joy and satisfaction in living my fullest life possible and YOU CAN TOO!

Take fear head on and dare to step into your possibilities. When we feel fear, we know we’re pushing past our comfort zone and soon afterwards, the thing(s) we’re afraid of set us free. Momentum builds confidence and strength in knowing that we can all do far more than we think is possible.

Wanna know more? Check out Rhonda Britten’s book, Embracing Fearless Living and join a Fearbuster Support Group today.

http://www.fearlessliving.org/support_system/join_a_fearbuster_study_group