Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spring Into Action!

The gorgeous ladies over at Spring have put forth a challenge for the month. They're posting a question per week and have asked readers to respond in their own way. This week, the question is:

I believe humans are all inherently creative beings. All of us. Every last person. It's funny because a response I get to my work is so often something like: "Wow! that's cool. I don't have a creative bone in my body." or "I can't even draw a straight line!" You know what? Neither can I. If I want a straight line I use a ruler. Anyway, I've always been so surprised by this kind of response but I think it comes from a common misconception of what creativity really means.

To me, creativity doesn't just mean painting a picture to hang on the wall ... "creating art" ... it has a deeper meaning. I think our brains have a tremendous capacity for creativity. Problem-solving in any way is creativity. People amaze me with their abilities to solve their own and others problems. That is the height of creativity in my mind.

You are already a beautiful, creative creature. You don't have to "create art" for that to be true.