Being Creative // A promise to myself

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I really do think that being creative is a way of life, correct me if I'm being a bit cheesy, but I honestly do. I am a creative person, always have been and really hope that I will be for the rest of my days. Give me something to draw on, fold, sew or anything the slightest bit colourful or messy and I am a very happy girl. I studied art for a longgg time, ending up with a degree in it, so I can safely say that it is a massive part of my life and my development as a person, but saying that, I still feel like my personal creativity has been a little bit held back. As a Fine Art student, especially at higher levels of education there is a lot of pressure to be so thought heavy and critical of your own work, and other peoples work that I think I've kind of lost the fun and love that I have always had with making things. I've spent four years over thinking every thing that I have made, and having to find a meaning behind why I did everything that I stopped being spontaneous and making things just because I felt like it, or because I wanted to at the time. Because of this, I now almost feel like I can't draw? .... Maybe. 
I don't know. Even now when writing this post I'm over thinking, I can't help it. But that doesn't mean I can't try, right?!

I've decided that I need to start being creative more. Yes, I'm creative pretty much every day any way, with running this blog, making pillows and all the other little things I do, but they are all still quite planned. So I'm going to get out my pencils and paints and start drawing again. It doesn't matter what, it doesn't matter if it's a bit rubbish at first, because it's the start of a new learning process. I'm going to practice, get better and enjoy it.

I want to one day be able to paint, draw and create as a living, whether it's through loads of different strands of creativity or just one, and if I don't start it now, then when will I?

Do you have any tips on being creative daily? and not over thinking too much, I'd love to hear any suggestions :)

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