No one gets to define you but you. No one gets to define your art and creativity but you. Be creative in the way that makes YOU happy. How can your inner child artist be made happy? What can you give your creativity that people say you shouldn't have? Then stick our your tongue and blow a raspberry and say you'll do it anyway.
It's hot here right now. The summer days are averaging in the upper 80's (Fahrenheit). I went looking for a sun hat online and they were all so BORING!
I also couldn't find anything I considered "cute." I love color. I wanted a colorful hat and all I was finding was straw, beige, black, gray, maybe dark blue... All so dull and not summery at all. Then I remembered a poem I'd once read, by Jenny Joseph, titled "When I am an old woman". The first part is
When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me
I don't look good in some shades of red. But if you're at all like me, the child inside sometimes doesn't like to be told something must be a certain way, or something's not appropriate, or that I can't do it. That child is the same part of us that jumps for joy when we give ourselves time to be creative, when we let ourselves play, when we please our hindbrain with fun things.
So I logged into amazon and searched, and bought myself a red sun hat.
There's a national organization called The Red Hat Society that bases itself on this poem. Women join, dress up, and just go do fun things together. But their "rule" is that you get to wear the red hat and the purple clothes at age 50 and up. Under 50, and your option is a pink hat and lavender clothes
I'm 49. I also don't like pink. I'm gonna wear that darned hat as much as I want.