Starting a regular creative practice can feel daunting. Where's the time? Where can I make space? What should I spend on materials? How many and which materials should I get? and What should I create?
Let's focus on what you want to create...
Have you taken a class you really enjoyed? Is there a medium you used to work in but haven't for awhile? Do you have an art technique book or supplies sitting there unopened?
These are great questions to ask that can help you take that first step to starting. You also need to trust. Yes, trust yourself. This can be super difficult especially when you have the inner critic saying ridiculous things like, ugh you're going to try that again?! or you never finish anything! or maybe something like, this is going to be terrible!
Hold on inner critic, I haven't even started!!
Give yourself a chance and trust that wherever you are on your creative journey that is the right place. And remember we all make beautiful and ugly art, it is how we learn. Trust in yourself and trust the process of creating, good or perceived bad!
Trust that whatever you choose to focus on is the right thing, because it is!
Dive into practicing those watercolor flowers you tried in a class.
Explore the art technique book you have sitting there, one project or page at a time.
Get out those art supplies and start playing with them in a mixed media sketchbook or on a watercolor pad.
Let yourself play, explore and make a mess and see where it leads. This is one of the funnest parts about art after all! And trust that it's all good.