Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. -- Steve Jobs
A friend of mine asked me this weekend, "How can you be so creative?"
I must preface this by saying that I had just given her a Christmas tin full of goodies.
I smiled and shrugged. I replied, "I don't know, I just am."
Ask a creative person how they came up with an idea for a painting, sculpture, poem, story, prose, craft project and they will probably say the same thing. It's a part of me and something I don't think about.
I am reminded of Michelangelo and his sculpture of the famous David. When asked how he came up with it he simply stated that the David was trapped in the slab; he only had to chisel away the excess to release David.
Are you creative? Do you view your art in the same way that Michelangelo did?
I think we're creative in our own way. Some have buried it and forgotten how to be creative. Some want to be more creative.
Look at the quote from Steve Jobs and say to yourself, "I can do that. I can be more creative." Creativity is not elusive. It comes in many forms and all you have to do is open the faucet and let it flow.
Today, do something creative today. Write, draw, paint, use stickers to decorate a calendar, etc. Whatever it is, do it and see what happens. I am going to color with crayons something Christmas-y today. Let's have fun with it!