I’m on a mission to re-connect with the artist that’s been buried inside since I was a child.
I used to love to draw and take pictures as a child. Art was my favorite class in high school. I even went to art school and pursued an education in graphic design. After art school, I spent most of my working life as a corporate creative, using my skills as a graphic designer and photographer. But somewhere along the road to becoming a responsible adult, I traded in personal creative outlets for the pursuit of stability and security. I stopped making art for myself.
Unexpressed Creativity Becomes Toxic
It’s taken me a long time to learn that creative expression, much like physical exercise, can act like a pressure release valve. My life changes when I’m able to commit to a regular creative practice. I’m happier and more fulfilled. But when I let life gets in the way for too long, I become unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes even depressed.
Drawing, writing, and taking pictures are the primary ways I now try to activate this pressure release valve. These activities are what I like to call “my creative workout.” But creativity can be so much more.
Creativity as a Practice
My goal is to explore all kinds of new paths for creative expression. I have no idea where this journey will take me. But I do know that making creativity a practice brings more energy and joy to life. My Creative Workout is where I hope to share my experiences along the way.
If you’ve been struggling to bring creative expression back into your life, it’s my sincere hope that something you find here will provide a little spark that sets you on a path towards building and sustaining your own creative workout.