I’m making the case for creatives, love, and lovers of creatives.
Chances are that if you love a creative you’ll find yourself having glitter stuck to your feet, watercolors taking over your kitchen table, and wadded up balls of paper thoughts that didn’t make the cut. Chances are if this is the case you will attempt to oversee these things, these quirks, these symbols of your love’s work and frustration. You could get angry and vacuum away glitter, pour out watercolors, or iron out paper wads, but if you love a creative that’s not what you do at all. Because to love a creative is to accept them flaws, creative quirks and all. If you truly love a creative you push them, let them know they can do it. You live with the glitter, you learn a little about watercolors, and you encourage the writer of words.
If you love a creative you may hear “Does this make me look fat” but more than likely you’ll hear, “Is this good enough? Should I share?” And if you truly love said creative you’ll tell him or her the truth in the most constructive way. You may even say, “Babe, you are your worst critic. I love your work, woman!” (or man) You don’t have to say those words, you have to mean those words, because creatives know when you’re lying. It’s true. Creatives have a special talent of not only creating but mind reading too.
Creatives may sometimes have 50,000 tabs running at one time. He or she may consider different adventures, sometimes they’re lucrative and sometimes they’re not, but they make said creative happy, and that makes you happy. Happiness is an emotion that spills over and pours into your life and trickles down, you want to catch that and keep it going, don’t let it get drained. It’s not your sole responsibility to keep the creativeness coming, but it is part of loving a creative to cheer on the creativeness… the happiness that is: making.
When your creative gets an offer for a creative endeavor but starts to open up all the tabs and the rainbow spinning wheel takes over, you say, “You got this.” OR you may say, “This one is my favorite. I think you should go with this!” And chances are the creative will listen to you and create this…
Creating with Case App
Case App contacted me about creating a custom iPhone case or laptop skin using my own design, of course I said YES! However, I was stumped. I kept kicking around ideas, the wheels began to spin, and I started thinking out loud. That’s when my love said, “Babe, you should use the Zentangle Frozen drawing. That drawing is really good.” That man is a genius! I drew that picture last year and it was one of my most liked and commented images I shared on Instagram. It was also the drawing that sparked so many ideas for future projects, so yes, he was right, I SHOULD use that image. And obviously I did. I also used some of the clipart available on the Case App website. It took me less than 30 minutes to create a custom case for one of my love and I’s greatest masterpieces: our daughter.
I’m going to toot my own horn for a second, all of my daughter’s friends LOVE her new case. They told her they want to put an order in for one of my designs, those kids are geniuses too! 🙂 I’m thankful that my husband gets me. I’m glad that he knew I would stir myself dizzy trying to figure out things when all along the answer was in front of me. It’s the best to know that he believes in me. It’s also super awesome of Case App to give one of you lucky readers a $40 credit to make your very own custom case!
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Psst… CaseApp is also offering a 20% discount for my lovely friends! Use the code MRSAOK20 😉
Speaking of creatives did you know I’m a DIY editor over at Touched Magazine? I shared a simple DIY I think you may like over there.
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