31 Days (Creativity)

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

crayons
“They’re only crayons. You didn’t fear them in Kindergarten, why fear them now?”
― Hugh MacLeod

What are you afraid of?

31 Days Of Creativity

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  1. I use to love crayons. I would spend hours coloring in my Disney princess and Winnie the Pooh color books. It’s so much easier to make art when the lines are already drawn for you But then, what color do I choose? Oh I just know I am going to love this series!

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      1. Michelle Pitonyak

        This resonates with me. I used to love to color, but now I have so many other important things to do. (Who knows what they are?) But my youngest, does not really want to color without me and if I am available why should she? We did leaf rubbings and tree rubbings and I thought “Oh it’s a waste of time, if we don’t put this in our notebook.” Is that really true? We had a good time walking around, making rubbings for the first time and we had a really good day. It took 3 times as long as I had imagined, but it was a good day and they learned something and so did I.

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  2. Just last night I was watching my oldest use crayons in a coloring book. At first I thought, “Isn’t she a little old for this?” A minute later and I thought, “That looks like fun. Maybe I should buy my own little box of crayons.”
    Love this image. Love the words. Thanks Kris!

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    1. I love this, Christie. Yes, You should totally buy your own box of crayons!! What is it about a new box of crayons anyway? I think it’s all those perfect points, and the possibility for color, and joy. Every now and then I sit and color with my girls, and when I do, I remember the joy of just laying down color, and my mind is free to wander. Thanks for chiming in today! 🙂

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  3. I’ve allowed fear to hold me back from so many things in life, mostly, for me, it’s fear of failure, or fear of appearing foolish. The first one, fear of failure is deep rooted, and I am still ripping that one out on a regular basis. Fear of appearing foolish, is also still a struggle, but as I learn more about who God is, and who He created me to be, I am letting go of so much concern about what others think or say that I am. God’s opinion is the one that matters, and He calls me beloved. I’m still learning to embrace this, but on the days when I let Him love me like that, I feel stronger in His power, rooted in my firm foundation, which is Christ.

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  4. Ashley Tolins Larkin

    Yes! I go to a different place in my mind when I color with my girls — the smell, the press of wax on the page, the feel in my hand, even the names of the colors come rushing back. I think I know what I’ll do with my youngest today. Thank you, Kris!

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    1. Michelle Pitonyak

      Becky, I think I want to do that too. I didn’t know that was allowed, but I think it would be incredibly relaxing. I have a lot of great coloring books to choose from. I have some that were bought for me in 1980 that never got used. You have inspired me!

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  5. Great quote! When my husband and I were writing our book together, a couple times he said, “I don’t want to waste time!” His fear was writing something we wouldn’t use in the book and therefore waste time. We talked a lot about what we learn from the process of writing (or any creative outlet) and that none of it is a waste.

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  6. Janel A

    you have no idea how this resonates today. Ashley Larkin asked me if I’d be willing to link up a post for the reflections on creativity at Bible Dude. There has been fear in my heart, comparison and perfectionism (as we’ve already talked about) thank you for this reminder.

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