Dabbling in the Arts Rebeka Ellen Wellmon

I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.

John Lennon said that. And below I'm in front of the John Lennon wall in Prague, Czech Republic. In the midst of writing a collection of poems, I sat in front of the wall and watched as thousands continued the cycle of creating graffiti, enjoying the freedom of expression.

I do a lot of artistic work.

Literally, as in painting, drawing, making pictures with colors and tools.

I write in different disciplines, but am drawn to poetry and playwriting.

And I travel, because I enjoy finding art all over the world.

But I work in sports.

Why? Because the sporting world is dynamic, innovative, creative, and yes,

artistic.

The sports industry taught me how to be creative in every element of a job that isn't typically considered artistic.

Once you learn how to be creative, there is no limit to its uses.

I may be an artist, but everyone can be creative.

My mom told me once that she didn't think she was creative and I thought she was joking. She builds houses from the foundation down to the decoration and still, even with finished, beautiful products in front of her she still doubted her creative skill.

There's always something creative in our work, we just have to find it.

But first, we have to all consider ourselves creative people.

And then we can make our moves.

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Created with images by Windslash - "Paint" • werner22brigitte - "blue red painted"

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