Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Magic Super Power

I just realized it's been two weeks since I wrote a post for this blog. I did write a post for my promo blog last week though. In it I talked about two of my friends who have magical, creative powers. And this week I wrote a post for The Mermaid Muse Blog about The Magic Mermaid Muse and how she is meant to remind us of the magic we have within us. I was also busy working on the Art Is Magic design you see above.

Are you sensing a theme here? Yes, me too. I suppose you could say it's just because Halloween is right around the corner or it's just a coincidence, but I don't think so. I think my bewitching muse is once again conspiring to remind me of something that I already know but somehow manage to keep forgetting and that is this:

Creativity is my magic super power.

It seems like an audacious thing to say but it's true. I'm very clear about this when I'm painting. There is something that happens then that lifts me out of my own limited thinking. When I encounter a problem or an obstacle on the canvas, I am always confident I will work my way through it. I have a deep conviction that if I just keep trying different things I will find something that works. I stay true to my vision but also remain flexible enough to welcome surprises. I will look at what I'm doing from many different perspectives, I will trust my instincts and, if nothing else works, I'm not afraid to start over. 

After I leave my art studio, however, I turn back into my mild mannered self; a girl with doubts and insecurities and problems that sometimes feel too big for me. Yet even then, creativity will eventually swoop in to save me. It just always takes so darn long for me to remember that I can use my magic super power for other things besides art.

Maybe if I start carrying a paint brush around like it's my magic wand or wear my artist's apron everywhere like a super hero wears their cape, I will remember to use my magic super power more often. Would that be too weird? Maybe so. Maybe instead I could just spend more time in front of my easel, more time getting to know that woman I become when I'm painting so I can learn how to be more like her when I'm not.

Is creativity your magic super power or do you have a different one? Do you forget to use yours too? Please feel free to comment.

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  1. I think mine comes out in the garden as well as on my page and how I make people feel with it.

  2. Without the super power of creativity, I would surely flounder! In the past couple years, I've also discovered that creativity is my healing power.

    1. Yes, definitely healing for me too. Thanks, Lisa!