the sacredness of tears day X

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Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse

It takes courageous vulnerability to be creative. Is what I am learning. My heart went into the ideas behind – and the making of- these pictures. They are a re-presentation of something real that happened to me. Something I am still going through. It’s hard not to second guess my feelings. It’s sometimes difficult to determine what’s authentic and what’s not. This is part of being creative. Throughout this process I’ve often found myself thinking, “What is the point? What is it that I’m trying to prove?” My mind goes around in circles but in the end, on the good days, I remember that I create in honor of God who created me, of a mother who was loved and lost, and for my own inner healing. That my creativity is costly and courageous for it is, first and foremost, a true expression of love. “To love is to be vulnerable” – C.S. Lewis

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

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