Testing the waters

Shadow on Concrete Wall

This was my "foray" into the depths of "soul expression." I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know what to do or how to do it. The class was told to pick a medium and draw something ... anything. After the difficulty of getting something on paper, the hardest part was sharing it with my colleagues. I didn't think it worthy to show to anyone and was embarrassed to do so. I was surprised to learn that everyone felt the same way. This lesson taught me several things:

1. As humans, we allow our egos to influence us, and ego NEVER thinks it's good enough.

2. Creativity is subjective ... there's no right or wrong way to create art.

3. Whatever I do is an expression of my individuality ... my soul ... they are "original" works of art. 

4. What someone thinks or might think about your creative expressions should never be the incentive for creating it.

5. The soul is happiest when it's allowed to be expressed.