Paula Bowers - Why Do I Create? 

This is such a deep question. "Why do I create?"? There are so many reasons, but I do know that from somewhere deep inside my soul, I am driven to create. It is hard to explain that feeling, but I think for me, it is similar to hunger. We all have the need to eat, to nurish our bodies. I am compelled to create to satisfy this kind of "hunger". It nourishes my soul, so to speak.

I have always had this need to create for as long as I can remember. I had an active imagination as a child - always drawing, coloring and imagining fantastic things. I remember my parents once had a conference with my second grade teacher. She told my parents that I was a "daydreamer" in class. Of course, this was not meant as a compliment, but I was delighted at the time - I thought my teacher saw me as a "dreamer"! Because, that was definitely something I was good at! My parents told me otherwise, however I chose to believe that being a "dreamer" was what I wanted to be when I grew up!

Thankfully, my art has allowed for me to be the dreamer I imagined when I was a little girl. The clay in my hands can become anything I imagine. I am so grateful that God has given me this need to create and the curiosity to learn more about my craft.

I generally love creating things that will make you smile and evoke feelings of love and happiness. When I am creating, it comes directly from my heart, even it it is just a mug.

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