It has been a forever long time, but finally I am back in Little Storyland.
Back to dreaming + drawing, planning, exciting new ideas, new experiences, hopes, loves, adventures, life.
It is splendid to be back.
Hello again, world.
There's so much to share, but for now I shall leave you with this very convicting passage I will be taking to heart over the next few weeks:
"If you make every effort you can to bring your passion, knowledge, and will to bear on your art-making, you will become more creative and manifest your talent. If you challenge yourself to love enough, to know enough, and to draw on your knowledge, to work at your art and to master your disinclination to work, your questions about your talent are likely to be answered. Continue to dream and continue to believe yourself special, for if you stop dreaming you lose your motivational energy, you love less, and you grow less creative. Continue to learn, practice, and explore. Ultimately the question of the sufficiency of your talent may melt away as you manifest your creative nature."
(from Creativity for Life by Eric Maisel)
It'll take me several days to wrap my head around all that, I'm sure. Or rather, to convince myself it's true. But it is true. Deep down I know it is so, but sometimes it takes a few reminders to put beliefs into action.