Color Outside The Lines

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.”  Eleanor Roosevelt 

Challenge your boundaries, allow them to stretch your status quo, courageously step out of bounds at times even if not within your comfort zone and expand your creative horizons.  Protecting what we have always been, doing what we have always done will bring us the results we have already received.

Perhaps our past experiences, fears and expectations of others and ourselves have darkened the outlines of our potential, holding us back.  Sadly, we may hide behind walls containing our gifts neglecting the work that defines our unique contribution to this world.

Follow the lead of a child where lines don’t seem to exist, only possibilities.  Flawless work is not the ultimate goal and individual expression comes naturally as they move freely and fluidly through their creative process.

Through years of setting up borders and boundaries for ourselves, we unknowingly create an outline of our envisioned lives hardened with continuous and tedious strokes keeping us functioning safely within the lines.  Over time, after producing generic pictures colored within the lines of our own making with repetitive skill, it’s no wonder that creative inspiration often fades away.

Don’t let your self-imposed limitations close you in.  Allow your creative imagination the expanse of an entire coloring page of life, rendering your authentic self in your artistic expression, as you relearn to color outside the lines.

© Erika K Rothwell

P.S. I love you all.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. grayaddison1 says:

    How eye opening!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. It is much appreciated.
      Have a beautiful day. ☀️Erika

  2. Manessah B. says:

    So agree! I find it’s so liberating when we allow our creativity and imagination to flow without restrictions. Daring to live outside the lines has led to many brilliant creations, especially in art. Love this post! Really encouraging and inspiring!

    1. Thank you so much Manessah. I apologize for responding so late. Somehow I missed your comment until today. Yes, letting imagination and creativity flow is so refreshing. Love that you loved this post! 💕 Enjoy you day. ☀️Erika

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