Creativity Bootcamp Day 2

{i didn't post anything for day 1 yet because
i'm actually still working on it...}

Today's work involved a journal prompt
talking about what do i percieve
an artist
to be?
and do i see myself as one?
and why...or {as the case may be} why not...

i love how she talks about how Webster's
definition of an artist is
"one who creates objects of beauty".
{note there is nothing about by whose standards}...

i felt a small bit of release when i read those words.
and then she went on to give her ideas on it...
a yearning to create
{hey...i have that!}
a wish to produce work that reflects life the way you see it
{hey...i have that, too!}

so this morning i journalled using this as my prompt
and it was good...i found out a lot about myself in the process...
like the fact that as soon as i pictured myself
writing the words "i am an artist"
in my journal, i felt a strong surge of resistance...
a shocked feeling of "you can't write that"
{not even here, not even in my own private journal?
what about on my blog?} to which i felt a much
strong pull of no. you cannot write that.
not on your blog.

it seems as though i have work to do in this area.
but i have some ideas and some plans and a positive mindset,
so half the battle is won.

and if you haven't checked this out yet, you totally should.
i know it is almost done but i'm just starting now and
you could too!