When I was managing teachers at an art center, one of my favorite aspects of the job was being able to affirm the intentions and dreams of my teachers. If I could help them to recognize something in themselves - something that they didn’t know was unique or special about how they taught, then I felt an amazing reward. Lifting them up, supporting them, in turn lifted me up.
The truth is that as creative people, we all have so much to offer the world.
And the beauty is that when we offer the world our creativity, our passions, we offer the world our love.
Furthermore, in giving this creative gift, we are fed and our communities are fed.
I have entered a stage of my life in which I feel called to help others develop their creativity - to shape it - to plan it- to affirm their value as creative humans.
In other words, I want to say to you, “Yes you can and you should!”-- do or make that things that sits in the back of your brain - that pulls at your heart - that taps you on the shoulder. And I want to help you get there - to work through the doubts, fears, and all of the reasons you are saying “no”.
We can get really good at ignoring that creative voice that is calling to us, but I think that we actually have to expend a lot of energy to keep it quiet. And there is really only one way to truly silence that call of creativity, and that is to listen to it, to feed it, like a mother bird feeds its hatchlings.
In the coming months, I will be developing a coaching practice that will involve one on one coaching, a course, and some written guides.
I am eager to be of service to your creative dreams - to helping you say yes to your voice - your dreams and passions. The world is ready for you!
PS If you are looking to develop your own creativity, have a dream project that you are wanting to get started, or are a creative who needs help getting unstuck, what kinds of services would be helpful? I.e. one on one coaching, help with imposing structure and deadlines, group support, etc. Let me know in the comments or email email@example.com
Anna Lentz, artist and writer, blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.