I LOVE creating! Creating gives me pleasure! It makes my brain happy! I like to write, paint, sew, draw, problem-solve. I like to show up with my favorite quirky t-shirt and artsy earrings. I like to design a beautiful color palette in my garden and lay out a clever and tempting meal on the table. I live and breath CREATIVITY in everything I do!
…but…. you don’t always get to pick your day job (: wait…. double that (: I guess I am saying you can be the fabulous, creative person you are in EVERY ACTION YOU DO, even though your day job is something all together different. That’s why hobbies are so important, especially when the dream-job fairy ditched you.
For creative types like us, figuring out our life and life purpose is not that easy. We do things differently, we see possibilities in everything. For me, I do things waaaaay differently. My brain is all over the place! It’s OK. I’ve learned to love my brain the way it is. I’m preaching self-love for the way God made you!
I knew at some point, I really had to buckle down and decide what is this Mattie Moon thing and what am I doing with it? The whole Mattie Moon persona came together pretty quickly. That’s a sure thing that its the right thing when you don’t force it, so I feel good about it.
After the initial character creation, I just couldn’t really see Mattie Moon growing into a successful comic strip. Then you know, there is my wired-differently brain jumping to all shiny objects within three feet of me. Looking for other magical ways to expand on my character, I thought of my passion for writing and self-improvement. I am constantly looking for ways to harness the superpowers I have been blessed with.
My ultimate love (next to creating) is information. Put the two together, and it appears I am now a force of nature. Delivering creative information to help creative minds function at their peak level, yep, I have arrived.
This may seem like a chaotic train wreck I have going on here. Drawings and comics one moment, mind-blowing content the next. That’s the way my big, beautiful mind is wired. No apologies from Mattie (or me!).