Getting lost within colors, having crazy ideas and making them come to life on a piece of paper or computer, or even seeing how I can connect with people without speaking – is what brings me to life.
I have always wanted to be some type of artist—a painter, a photographer, a graphic designer or something along those lines— I just want to create. I have thought it was silly of me wanting to pursue a career in the arts because people were constantly telling me that it was unrealistic, too hard, or full of disappointment. But most people didn’t see it the way I did…
You see, I still love the idea of being an artist—just like God. He is the ultimate Creator. He imagined our entire existence and made it happen. I admire the imagination in all his creations. I can only imagine God putting all the shapes, sizes, and color coding to make the perfect world for us. I mean, God created you, and me, and billions of other beings just like us, but at the same time, made each of us an individual – that’s crazy and super-duper creative!
So being surrounded by colors, design, working on random projects, and capturing moments through a camera lens is what makes me feel closest to God.
It makes me feel alive, with a purpose in life, to carry on His visions further. When I try to be something different, something that everyone else wants me to be—it makes me feel unfulfilled.
He has designed a path for each of us – we are all called to our own personal journey. We are called to be sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, students, teachers, coaches, artists, musicians, nurses, doctors, and so much more.
I always tried to convince myself that I’m not sufficient or good enough to call myself an artist but not surprisingly God knows the deepest desires of your heart. He opens doors when you least expect. No, I don’t have an art degree – no, I haven’t had formal art experience, but God surely knows your talents and will place you where you need to be to find them. All that he wants is for you to be happy.
Being a Christian has taught me that life goes beyond superficial boundaries. It’s about how you choose not only to live but create and spread light to everything you touch. It’s about making your own choices. Enjoy the ride, have fun and take risks.
Always remind yourself not to judge the things that give other people joy. Embrace the differences that make each of us an individual, because those differences were decisions, not mistakes – created by the ultimate Creator.
“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” – John Paul II
Claudia Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love