How Do You Overcome the Barrier of Not Knowing How?


I told you we’d start talking about barriers to creativity, and this is my biggest one! I’m friends with a lot of people who are artists, and one of the most popular things that I hear about is doing an art journal. Now that doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, then I see a picture posted of a page someone has done.

Sometimes they’ve done something simple. Sometimes it looks more complicated. I get so intimidated by what I see on other people’s pages, I can’t even start.

It often happens with writing too. I long to have a poetic way with words. I wish I could paint word pictures. But I can only do what I can do, and I get discouraged. I want the voice of a wild woman, a creative soul. I need to dig deep and find that wild woman. Who is she? What does she have to say to the world?

How do you overcome that resistance to expressing your deepest joyful, wild self through art or writing? Please talk to me. I want to hear your stories.


About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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