Sunday , 20 September 2020
I create because it is a necessary part of my life like eating and breathing. I really think I would wither and die if I couldn’t create.

Why Do You Create? : Artsy Clay

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Artsy Clay

I create because it is a necessary part of my life like eating and breathing. I really think I would wither and die if I couldn’t create.

I am a writer and photographer at my day job which I love, but it’s such a joy to be able to come home at night and make something new. It relieves the stress of the day to let my “inner child” come out and play! It feels so good to mush my clay and mix colors and shape something for fun. I never know what’s going to come out and I am delighted with the wonderful surprises.

I grew up with an artistic mom and cousins. We were always making things, and it’s been gratifying my whole life to create handmade gifts and cards. People are so touched and appreciative when you have taken the time to make something beautiful and unique for them instead of buying it at a store.

I also have found it gratifying to grow, improve and evolve over time. My close friends tell me there is a world of difference between what I made when I started working with clay and what I make now. I am grateful for others’ encouragement and their delight in wearing what I make. I never dreamed of the happiness I would find in working with clay, and am grateful every day for the gifts I have received.

 

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2 comments

  1. Great story… thank you!

  2. I create because it is when I am most alive! In being a single parent of 2 children most of my life I had to have an 8-5 job with insurance for 15 years. During that time I created at night. I had done what I didn’t want to do long enough to know what I didn’t want to do so what was left was to just be who I am every day without fear or judgment. Maya Angelou says “When we know better we do better” and it is true.

    I live and breathe creativity and I feel so fortunate that I get to spend every waking hour devoting my life to do just that.

    My blog today is about sharing my creativity with my grandsons because I believe my biggest gift is being able to honor who I am and to teach them to honor who they are.

    http://christinafajardo.blogspot.com/

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