Creativity is a vulnerable thing, and a courageous thing. It's vulnerable because, whatever form of expression you choose, it will, at some point, force you to expose something of yourself to other people. Exposure is risky, at times uncomfortable, and always vulnerable. To face these things requires tremendous courage. It’s that vulnerability, however, that opens the door for you to be creative. According to researcher, Brene Brown, vulnerable people live with their emotions turned on. It doesn’t mean that they are overly-emotional; rather, they are wholly-emotional. They don’t try to numb out what they feel in order to avoid pain, discomfort, or risk. The vulnerable understand that vulnerability is the gateway to real living, and that discomfort is a small price to pay for a life that is actually alive.
I could go on, but I would much rather you listen to Brene’s amazing TED talk. Enjoy!
Sarah is the co-founder of Bright Ideas, a designer by trade, and an artist by passionate choice. She was born and raised in South, and delights in sharing Southern culture with anyone who cares to learn. Sarah collects creative hobbies; when she isn’t making art, you can usually find her on the dance floor. Follow her creative adventures on Instagram and Twitter!