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Though we may look to others for inspiration, guidance, tools, and techniques, the creative path is a solitary one. It is fortified by brave expression, faith in the process, and a willingness to show up and take risks. These practices are cultivated, not inherent.
When we dance to the tune of inspiration, we must let it lead. We can train our steps and get to know the rhythm, but we must also surrender to the divine creative spirit that is coursing through us. We must be willing, and eager, to make mistakes, to step into the unknown, and be swept away by the mystery.
Autumn Skye invites you to make art, no matter how well or beautiful. Create as if your life and the world depend on it. And yet, not take it too seriously. Laugh at the petty judgments, dance with the lofty expectations, play and make a mess, retain a beginner’s mind, and know that you are divinely supported in your unique expression. The worst that can happen is that a piece of paper will never again be pristine white, but marred forever by your scribbles. The most that can happen is that you come alive. The creative spark in you will be stoked with every line and dot until an inspired fire rages in you so brightly that it ignites others around you. So, liberate yourself from an artless reality, and you might help save the world.