I’ve spoken with many individuals who, once they discover that I’m an artist,
share the fact that they “used to be” an artist or “used to draw” as well.

A Nearly 30 yr. old Illustration of Mine

A Nearly 30 yr. old Illustration of Mine

Many of these individuals sound (understandably) disappointed as they seem to almost confess that they once walked with this great gift, but no longer possess it. Usually time and busy lifestyles are what led these” former” artists toward ceasing to operate in their God-given talent.

But I don’t believe that they’ve seen their last sketchpad or paintbrush, and that if they desire to, they can make a creative comeback.

The bible teaches us:

“For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. (He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.)”

Romans 11:29 (Amplified Bible)

This tells you that God does not change His mind about giving you your gift. Yes, it will become rusty or even dormant if you’ve put in on the back burner, but it is still there…somewhere!

4 Steps In Reviving Your “Lost” Talent:

1. Acknowledge your gift and the fact that although buried, it is still there. Although the skill may be rusty, it still can be revived.

2. Reflect on works you’ve done in the past. If possible, pull out old works as a demonstration of what you were capable of. This should serve as motivation and a testament to the skill you formerly put to work.

3. Practice, practice, practice. Start small and simple, yet consistent. Grab a sketchpad and sketch daily or keep a journal and sketch inspirations that come to mind.

4. Set Goals determining what creative accomplishments you’d like to pursue. Mine was to do a certain number of digital paintings over a period of time. This allows intentional progress. The goals can be simple, but they must be present.

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