Monday, January 31, 2011
Posted by Tambra
by Tambra Kendall
Through the years, I've found most creative people don't create in only one area. They are like me. Besides writing fiction, nonfiction for my classes along with articles, I also am a watercolorist.
My spare bedroom in my house has my sewing machine. In my backyard I have my art studio where my art supplies and craft items reside.
Does any of this sound familiar?
My Muse isn't limited to writing only. Boxing him/her in is a big no-no. Creativity is alive and fluid. You never know what or when it will spark.
Cooking is another area where the muse can be inspired. Food is a visual, sensual experience that feeds body and soul.
Two areas my Muse is pulling me toward is getting my fantasy art prepared and ready to sell and writing song lyrics. My song writing experience is extremely limited. I tried my hand at it back in 1988. Since I'm being strongly led, I'll focus on those areas along with finishing my writing project.
I can hear people saying how am I going to get all of this done. Good question.
I'm a slow writer. If I want to accomplish all of this I need to write faster (but write to the best of my ability)and submit more.
Will I accomplish all of this? Who knows. The fun is the journey.
When the art is ready I'll post more details. <---Accountability
Don't limit yourself or your Muse. The opportunity to spread your wings is everywhere. Do something everyday to help you reach your goals.
Our books won't write themselves. Paintings won't paint themselves.
Let your creativity explode! Go and do something fun and new. Give yourself and your Muse permission to step outside of the boundaries.