Don’t Hold Back

In connection with one of my past posts, Just Let Go!, I feel it is beneficial to explore that idea in a different way. In Just Let Go! I spoke about allowing yourself the freedom to just move. Move in your art and move in your body. Be active and adamant about your intention. Take a deep breath and just go for it.

This idea can be taken with us, as both artists and non artists, through our everyday lives, with almost anything and everything that we do. As artists, there is a certain pressure to work a certain way or produce pieces that reflect exactly what your audience is looking for. What we are forgetting, however, is the fundamental freedom we get while making art. This is why we do it in the first place, for freedom and expression. This week I have noticed that I am becoming my own worst enemy, in both my art and my life. I never allow myself to just jump on an idea when I have it, or to take some time for myself to do what makes me happy. This is a personal struggle, but I am positive others have felt this way as well. Life gets so hectic and negativity has a way of creeping into your otherwise happy oasis.

Being an Art Eduction major, my schedule gets extremely busy, and sometimes I really just want to give up, or not even bother with going for an idea like I otherwise would. We need to get out of this mindset. I will be the one to tell you that we need to embrace our creativity, our happiness, and our lives, in general. Don’t hold back from your intentions, goals, or an idea that makes its way to the forefront of your mind. Explore what’s around you, explore color and texture, explore music and movement. Breathe and do what makes your soul happy. Always.

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