Resurrection Creativity!!

This may sound like a religious title to you, but really it is simply an expression of my own experience of having my creative life resurrected, more than once, into new life! Perhaps this has happened with you as well?

One of the best stories I have involves a time when my music ventures had been put on an indefinite hold. I was in my thirties, and already being a mother to four children, when I won a drawing and got the opportunity to go to a songwriting intensive in Nashville and also into a music studio to record an album! My small town paper was so excited that they did a cover story on it, and soon I was getting invitations to come and perform. A friend and pastor wrote to ask if he could act as promoter and book a tour on the east coast! I said yes, and the rest is history! 

Fast forward to a few years ago when health problems took me off the road for awhile. Terribly discouraged at the loss, I’ll admit I truly struggled with what I was to do with myself. Artistic ventures had always been my passion. Not far into this wilderness journey, I found myself infused with ideas for a poetry. prose, photography book trilogy. The thoughts came fast and furious. Words poured out onto the page, some of which I had to dictate as I was temporarily unable to use my hands to type! Today I have self published the book trilogy, and the experience of writing something other than songs has launched small forays into blogging, free lance writing, and pitching poetry to card companies. Who knew?

Which is what I mean by the term resurrection. Just about the time you feel that your creative energies, or ideas, or abilities are gone, faded, fatigued, old, used up, worn out; that is the moment the old dies and after a time something good can sprout up from that soil that has lain fallow for a season, just like in the seasonal cycle of spring! Celebrate! 

Share a creative resurrection story with us in our comments!  We’d love to hear it!

 

4 comments

  • Kathy

    Kathy

    So encouraging, a very positive take on what would seem to be a very negative change in life. You make this such a great what got me to where I am today! Even more I love the beautiful lilt, so peaceful, relaxing yet thoughtful

    So encouraging, a very positive take on what would seem to be a very negative change in life. You make this such a great what got me to where I am today!
    Even more I love the beautiful lilt, so peaceful, relaxing yet thoughtful

  • Marianne Kesler

    Marianne Kesler

    Thank you so much Kathy for taking the time to read, to comment, and for your kind words!!

    Thank you so much Kathy for taking the time to read, to comment, and for your kind words!!

  • Stephen

    Stephen

    EXCELLENT Marianne!!! I truly like your statement at the end when you spoke of resurrection and Spring and new ideas and new things can sprout up. Excellent Insight and True!!! Crank it up Marianne as always!!! Stephen from Rhode Island

    EXCELLENT Marianne!!! I truly like your statement at the end when you spoke of resurrection and Spring and new ideas and new things can sprout up. Excellent Insight and True!!! Crank it up Marianne as always!!! Stephen from Rhode Island

  • Marianne Kesler

    Marianne Kesler

    Thanks for *tuning* in Stephen - you rock!!

    Thanks for *tuning* in Stephen - you rock!!

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