There’s a very big difference between being a writer (one form of creativity) and having the ability to do graphics, visualize things, understand colors, layouts, etc. It’s been frustrating to me that I don’t have the ability to create graphics when I need for book promotion. Basic ones, easy and spur of the moment. And when I have to ask someone, it’s impossible for them to get inside my brain and know what I want. It’s even harder for me to explain. Photoshop is difficult and has a steep learning curve. Someone suggested I try www.picmonkey.com for an easy way to create. I tried. Guess what? Not so easy! But not impossible either. Especially since another friend did a blog post “How To”. I pretty much followed it step by step and created my first graphic teaser. I’m kinda impressed with myself! But it will be a challenge next time too. These things just don’t come easily for me. Grrr.
So … TADA! The product of my attempt.
Did I mention I equally suck at finding graphics to use and have to have friends do it for me? Sigh.
What talent do you wish you had?