Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flex Your Creativity (Inspiration)

I never considered myself a creative person.
Enthusiastic about crochet, yes.
Willing to learn and experiment, always.
Desiring to create, usually.
But creative? Oh, no. It's not like this stuff comes naturally to me.

Over the years, as I've read what other people I deemed "creative" had to say, I've come to realize: creativity is not exactly some innate gift that you either have or you don't. None of us are solely Left Brained or Right Brained. People don't fit neatly under the titles and subtitles society has created for us. We just don't.

Here's some fun videos to pick your brain a bit (I love a good brain picking). The first is a link to Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk: Schools Kill Creativity.   And another ted talk from Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius.

So maybe, creativity is not necessarily something we're endowed with at birth. For most of us, it's a skill we develop, a muscle we flex, a method we study. And for every finished item, work of art, thing of dazzling beauty, are dozens of dead ideas and stalled projects. I imagine that's a reality for everyone attempting to make.  For every masterpiece there is a lifetime of work, both before and after.

So to you, whoever you are: Be enthusiastic. Be willing to learn and experiment. Desire to create. Then: flex your creativity. 

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