Look around you. What gifts have you been given for your creativity? What have you gotten before you knew you needed it? How can you best express your gratitude in that creativity?
When I moved to Albuquerque last year, my awesome best friend just gave me a bunch of art supplies to include a few watercolor and multimedia paper pads. I didn't think anything of it until a couple of months ago. I decided to experiment with watercolor painting and discovered I love it!
I have a small desk and space for art, and these pads are huge in comparison. Not to mention, wetting that huge expanse was a challenge in the desert climate for what I wanted to do with my paintings. Then I remembered that I had a paper cutter from my brief foray into making cards! My next small step was to get out that paper cutter. It's a Fiskars brand, so it'll last quite a while. Fortunately, it was wider than the paper pad.
I took blank pages out of the pad and realized I can get about 6 pieces out of each one. Easy to work with, and it makes that good paper go even further. I can make that gift really work for me in the way I best need it to. I am grateful the universe gave me both an amazing and thoughtful BFF and that I had these supplies at exactly the right time. As I occasionally like to say while looking at the sky, I can take a hint.
To paraphrase Julia Cameron of The Artist's Wa
y: Creativity is God/the Creator/the Universe/Your choice's gift to us. Our gift is to use it in return.
Thank you, Universe, for this gift.