Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Create?

playing with my paints this morning

As I mentioned before I am taking an e-class called In the Fishbowl by Marisa Haedike. It is a class that covers how to make it as an online artist plus so much more! I have been sitting with some of the questions that have been brought up in class and would like to share some of my thoughts with you all today. If you don't mind :)

One of the questions was: Why do you create?

I create because I have a strong desire to do so. So many of us lose that passion as adults. When I make something I lose track of time and I can enjoy just being in the moment. I believe that when people create they are putting pieces of their souls into the world. I like to think that the paintings I make reflect my personality and show the world how I see and define beauty. And like some of my classmates have mentioned I believe that everyone is creative in their own way and that people would be happier if they took some time out of their day to make something.

Another question that one of my classmates brought up is: What are you doing when you are at your best? and when you are at your best how do you feel?

When I am at my best I am creating, running, making conscious decisions, learning new things, not judging myself or others, and enjoying the moment for what it is. When I am at my best I am not trying to do or be something I'm not. When I'm at my best I have focus and passion for what I am doing in life. I feel free from the expectations of society. My spirit is just how it was meant be.

Those are my deep thoughts for the day and now here are some pictures of my garden. I am so excited for my sunflowers to bloom!



  1. great questions... off to ponder them... love you garden photos!!

  2. Love it! And your garden is so beautiful!

  3. Oh, what a gorgeous garden!!! Wow...such colors!!! I noticed that tape on your desk looks like Tiffany Blue...which I have just discovered is the exact shade of blue that I am madly in love with suddenly! I did a google search for it and WOWZERS! IT really rocks! I think you must love it also!!!

  4. Wonderful post Kel! Beautiful pics of the flowers. Let's chat tomorrow, phone date 12:00pm PT?

  5. Hello! I am also taking the fishbowl ecoures and finally getting around to reading all the blogs from fellow classmates! Thanks for sharing your thoughts...I think the creative life journey can be so much more fun and seemingly easier when there is a great community around you to support. See you in the fishbowl! BTW, love your garden photos...I sometimes just sit and stare at the plants on our terrace...so peaceful!