Everyone is creative. We express our creativity in different ways: how we organize our home, cook for our families, or design our gardens—our creativity comes out in as many unique ways as we are individuals. The trick is to recognize and nurture it, to own that special "thing" that is ours alone. Whether it's about starting a new venture or just taking time to yourself, it's super important to give ourselves time to be creative—which ultimately leads to us being fully ourselves.
That was the thinking behind Becoming Me. It's my latest project with Random House and another iteration of my work to inspire creativity. I Love My Hair used coloring and doodles to share my excitement about hair and art. And to get readers excited about playing with color and getting their hands dirty with drawing. Becoming Me takes it a step further. With tips, tricks, exercises, and yes a bit of coloring as well, I was looking to create a resource to encourage readers to live a creative life.
Even if you're not a visual kind of creative person (painting, drawing, etc.), Becoming Me is a great space for collecting your ideas and inspirations. It also shares techniques for generating new concepts and capturing your thoughts, all of which is necessary for any creative process.
I'm truly excited about this new book because it brings together a lot of what I've learned as an artist/designer and as an educator. You can use it for yourself, with your kids, and at work with your colleagues.
Let's go on this creative journey together. Keep checking back here for sneak peeks and updates. I'll be sharing some supplemental tid-bits for the book here as well as on Instagram. And show me what you're working on and creating. I would love to see regardless if it's related to the book or not. I want to see your creative space and what you're working on. Tag me and/or use the #whatIcreate or #whereIcreate hashtag. I can't wait to see what you're doing!