The World of Creating- My Passion, My Work, My Art

No limits to artistic expression

Ones artistic expressions does not have to be limited by paint and canvas or pen and paper. Artistry is whatever we allow for it to be.
Ones artistic expressions does not have to be limited by paint and canvas or pen and paper. Artistry is whatever we allow for it to be. | Source

Finding what makes us happy

Some people enjoy getting up, and going to an office each and everyday. They love the structure that an office job provides, and do well within positions that provide structure. I have learned, I am not one of these people. I am not sure if I struggle within an office environment because I hate the daily repetition of tasks, being timed every time I walk away from the desk to get a sip of water or to use the bathroom, am appalled with the juvenile bickering and the pointless hustle that never achieves us (the worker), anything more than what we had yesterday, or perhaps it is the rush hour traffic that seams to start each day off on the wrong foot and end each day on a bad note? I suppose it really does not matter why I prefer to be more of a free spirit, even though my free spirit has yet to allow me to gain financial wealth, it has allowed me to gain much understanding as to who I am and what type of career path allows "Me", to be happy.

Pest Control Marketing for Pay

Vespid Pest Control Updated Design for their Facebook Page, was able to draw a bit more of that needed attention for success.
Vespid Pest Control Updated Design for their Facebook Page, was able to draw a bit more of that needed attention for success. | Source

Artistic Expression that Equals a Paycheck

Who ever said that being an artist means that we have to be broke for our entire lives? I don't think so! I have been blessed enough to gain some much appreciated customers that allow me to benefit myself as I provide services that benefit their brands. Such companies like Vespid Pest Control in San Antonio Texas have hired me to not only design and develop their website, but to actually help create their entire marketing campaign for both on and off line networking. Vespid Pest Control has been one of the best Pest Control Companies in San Antonio for years.

Their success is partly dedicated to their bee hive removal services, and professionalism when on the job. But for Vespid Pest Control's owner, they were not receiving the call volume he wanted to grow his his company as he envisions it growing. So along with his website, I have been able to provide him with print materials that are designed to draw attention to his variety of services, both seasonal and year around.

This is the type of Marketing that I enjoy doing. The kind that helps others achieve their goals of success, while pushing me to continue to gain knowledge and further develop my problem solving skills with keeping up with his Social Media Campaign and Search Engine optimization services.

Today is a good day to create

Whatever is in mind- can become a reality, in one way or another
Whatever is in mind- can become a reality, in one way or another | Source

This is what I was meant to do...

Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself, "Is this exactly what I am suppose to be doing"? I have done this many times throughout my life- but only in the past few years have I been able to answer with a, YES!

Over the past couple of years I have taken the time to truly sharpen my skills . Many on hubpages.com contact me for advice regarding SEO. Although SEO may not look like a creative outlet to many, it is to me. Learning SEO for me took endless hours, and takes hours upon hours each week to stay up to date with, but now that I know it, and have the experience needed to become comfortable providing SEO services , efficiently and effectively, I am able to challenge myself within my wiring to be better at providing these services in a compelling, natural way. This is the creativity within SEO. It is not necessarily the logistics within the service itself- it is the creativity in providing the services in such a way that no one would ever guess that you have optimized content for search engines.

Because Marketing is so much more than it use to be, I am able to take all my artistic interests and combined them to create benefit for various people and businesses. Because art is only limited by our minds- I am able to stretch into unfamiliar territory to create the unexpected. Because creativity is gender-less I am able experience many different artistic crafts, from wood working (which is my fathers teachings), to photography, onward to writing, painting, jewelry making, and beyond.

Strentching the Normal Creative Tendencies

Never underestimate the power of creativity and self expression...it is the style that tells a story and makes a statement.
Never underestimate the power of creativity and self expression...it is the style that tells a story and makes a statement. | Source

Passion of Painting

The ability to grow within and push myself with every stroke of the brush to become better.
The ability to grow within and push myself with every stroke of the brush to become better. | Source

What is more valuable- Skill or the Ability to Think Outside of the Box


Part of the joy of artistic expression is it is only limited by you. I often see things for what they can be, or visualize images in my mind that I want to save forever. Sometimes I paint, or draw these images on whatever I have around.Like many people, my household doesn't have money to spend on canvas. Most of the time I take scrap wood from my fathers workshop, but every so often I grab some floor tiles, a ratty old shirt or a pair of weathered boots. Although I think that skill is very important if you want to make it as a creative in the world today, I feel that having the ability to leave the normal and look past what something is- is much more important.

Knowing that something is possible in everything that you do is part of the joys of life. Life is full of so much possible and probable outcomes that I want to live and savor each and every moment, just to make sure I do not leave this place saying that I wish I would have tried this or that. I take this outlook on life into my career as a marketing professional. I write- I paint- I design- I learn and I grow each and every day- inching my way towards the person I was meant to become.


We live in a world that is full of moments that are open to creating and growing within.

Welcome to the world of creative color, and marketing.

Work ~ Passion ~ Art

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love that you love what you are doing. I can't imagine not writing...I name my hours, do something that I am passionate about, and I get paid for it. How cool is that?

Great work my artistic friend.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

This was such a beautiful article about truly learning to express your creativity and also to leverage things on many various aspects when it comes to SEO, marketing online etc... I loved the video intro to your digital works and all, it was exceptional.

Awesome job HC, I commend you on making the initiative to create your very own way and path through this digital wilderness of sorts and life on the real world as well. I have done much of the same as you, I have yet to get into painting though and will do so soon, and after I get back into drawing first.

Bravo on an excellent hub here, and thumbs up. I will be sharing this with all of my friends, followers, and networks for sure, keep up the awesome work and motivation.


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Creative and interesting.I voted up.


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Bill for continuing to be a dedicated reader-even after I haven't published in months. I am not sure what i would do with myself if i wasn't able to create anymore- I would probably sit and cry...


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Hey Mike- I am so glad you liked it- I think that as long as we continue to push ourselves- we are happy. Thanks for all the props! I truly appreciate it.


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

James-wolve, Thank you sir for stopping by, reading and commenting. I appreciate the vote up!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I think it is wonderful to be this creative! Congrats! It sounds like you are really happy!


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quicksand 3 years ago

I envy people who are creative and talented in any field. Now you are right on top of my list! (: -----WideSmile-----:)


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

AudreyHowitt- Thank you- and yes being creative has much benefit.


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

quicksand- awe, thanks for that honor, I appreciate your comment- and you coming by to read this hub.


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

Holly, I found this piece on Mike Pughs FB page. It is pretty darn good! I am impressed with your talent I saw in the video, really impressed! I saw that you wrote, "Artistry is whatever we allow for it to be"! That is a great way to say that, especially for people like me who thought I was not an artist. I have begun a numbers project in pictures on FB...this made me think I was an artist in some way :))

I love your designs on the cowboy boots...amazing!!!

Also, "having the ability to leave the normal and look past what something is- is much more important."...Brilliant!

Love this!


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you AudraLeigh- I think we all have a hard time thinking that we are artists at some point. I just love creating- and find various ways of doing so... I am so glad that there are others that feel the same.


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GirlOwlKnowing 3 years ago

I'm just starting on HubPages and found this very inspiring. It's challenging to break away from the traditional workforce, but life is too short to not try! :)


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you so much for your comment GirlOwlKnowing- and yes, it is hard-but we will never know what we can achieve if we do not try.

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