Sunday, 5 June 2011

Being creative

My tools of creation!
I believe that everyone is creative, it just manifests itself in different ways for different people.

I spent most of my life believing I wasn’t a creative person: I can’t draw, and therefore assumed I wasn’t ‘artistic’, which in turn led me to believe I’m not creative.  I now know, of course, that’s not true; it’s been said that I’m one of the most creative people some of my friends know!

There are a million ways to be creative, and I think it’s an important part of discovering and being who we are - finding out what we are able to enjoy creating.

Maybe you’re a gardener, creating beautiful settings for yourself and others to relax in, or planting and nurturing vegetables to enjoy as food.  Perhaps you’re making a home, cleaning it, tidying it, decorating it, all to create a space for your family and friends to live in and enjoy.  Or you could be designing websites, or modelling cars, or doing a spot of creative accounting.  (Ok, maybe we shouldn’t include the last one!)

For me, it’s writing: fiction and non-fiction, like this blog, songs and poems.  But I also enjoy creating my website (when I get round to it!), and playing around with making publicity items, or getting things to look good on screen, or in print, or to sound good on a recording.  I enjoy these things, and sometimes time just disappears as I ‘work’ on them.

I talked in my last post about 'creating' being something that makes us human, that makes us feel alive and, if I’m right, then I think it’s important to find what it is that we can create.  Find those things that you do and time just disappears, things that you feel you could do forever and never tire of.  And then do them as often as you can.  

You’ll feel a lot happier, I guarantee it.

1 comment:

  1. Mr Gnome senses a kindred spirit. Tip-top wisdom from Mr Sensible Guru. Thank you.