When was the last time you did that? Few minutes ago before you switched to WordPress to read a new blog. But, how do you express your creativity? Has it been long enough since you splurged in your creativity? Are you wondering ‘what is my creative side’?
In the daily rush to meet deadlines and fulfill social obligations, our creative self often gets shuffled to the sidelines – Ahem…Creative Destruction!!! And that’s not a good thing as our creativity is so closely connected to our sense of self-fulfillment.
Creativity helps us to experience the magical and playful side of OUR life. It lets us explore our passions and express ourselves artistically and without inhibitions.
In my case, my preferred creative passion is sketching/painting. Ah, solace…cos that’s my exclusive time! It fills me with much joy and satisfaction, and I also get to share with others in our club where we spend many glorious hours talking about our art work. (Sharing 2 sketches of mine at the end of this blog…Tell me how you like it).
Sadly, many people don’t consider themselves creative, especially if they don’t write, paint, play music, do pottery or gardening. But that is a limited perspective of creativity. There are many weird forms of creative self-expression with different kinds of execution and levels of expertise such as getting your dog groomed like a tiger, riding roller coasters (you might become a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts!!), play dead, appearing in the background on TV or as humble as giving $10 to strangers.
Within each and every one of us exists an artistic being just waiting for the opportunity or a simple reason to shine. Our creative expression touches us on a very personal level. It can be as simple and spontaneous as singing in the shower or the car. It can be a playful moment of making up a silly limerick or strumming chords on a guitar, OR it could be a more directed and focused activity such as sewing a quilt, cooking an exceptional meal, or making your home a special place for you and for those close to you to relax and enjoy.
If it’s been a while since you have put on your creative hat, its time to exercise your inner artist…just open yourself up, nurture and enjoy your creative side. Ahem…what are you waiting for – dive right in?
Here are 2 of my sketches…for inspiration. 😉
- Introducing a new form of creativity: M-Creativity (especially for World Creativity Week) (drnicko.wordpress.com)
- Grown Up Creativity: You Have The Right To Be Creative (lifestyle30.wordpress.com)
- Can creativity be taught? (teresaedmond.wordpress.com)
- What is creativity and do we all have it? (cherryoneill.wordpress.com)