There are trained, professional artists out there. And then there are the rest of us.
My life’s mission is that of encouraging people who have forgotten they were born creative to remember their natural state. Have you uttered the dooming phrase, “I am not creative”? Shame on you. You are a creation, born to create. Perhaps you have set the bar too high.
CREATIVITY= APPLIED IMAGINATION
There is nothing in that definition that says you have to be a trained artist to be creative. Here’s what it does say:
You have to be curious, willing to ask why, willing to notice things others don’t and then: Change Something.
You can be a creative parent, a creative accountant and even a creative janitor. Art is simply one way to express yourself, not the only way.
When we were kids, we ran away with our imagination. We sang at the top of our lungs, we colored outside the lines, we asked a lot of questions. Some where along the way, either in school, through peer pressure or because we got worried about getting things right, we became adults.
How’s that working for you?
Creatives are sensuous, spontaneous and thoughtful. They notice detail, they find solutions, they bring passion, they understand that when you stop growing, you start dying. The couch is nice and comfortable, just like a coffin. If you want to be creative, stretch yourself, get uncomfortable.
Go make something!
How about you? The next time you begin to daydream, go with it, you might remember that you are a masterpiece.
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