For All My Artists…and You are ALL Artists…

It’s happened to every one of us — we present something we’ve created to someone whose opinion matters to us and hear “that’s not very good” or “oh.  That’s nice” in the condescending voice we all know and hate to so much.


I’ve found another Ted Talk by David Kelley about the process of being creative, even after we’ve been told we’re not.
Please keep it in mind the next time you’re told something that tries to shut your creativity down.  Because we are all creative, in our own ways.  Every single one of us.


Including you.






12 thoughts on “For All My Artists…and You are ALL Artists…

  1. quiall says:

    Sometimes we need to hear just those words! Thanks for saying them.

  2. Thank you, dear heart, I needed this and Namaste to you also!

  3. Matthew says:

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    Well said, Barbara! Well said! 🙂

  4. Rajagopal says:

    Barbara , your post and attached video clip will speak the language of confidence and encouragement to many people out there who may be under the impression that creativity is the preserve of those few privileged with some talent . fact really is that each one is creative in her / his own way and one has to simply hone it by digging into reserves of creativity as a matter of practice…hugs…raj

  5. Excellent advice Barbara…. I have seen so many who are teachers squash and deflate creativity instead of encouraging and praising… Thank you for sharing xxx ❤ xxx

  6. The Poetry Channel says:

    One of my favorite TED Talks, Amy Tan and Elisabeth Gilbert have contributed awesome ones as well. Thanks for sharing, Barbara.

  7. Ms. Vee says:

    Thank you for your uplifting words Barbara. It’s nice to hear something positive, we sure hear and sense negative thoughts.

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