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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thoughts on Creativity

I am trying to do something creative every day. Some days it goes well and other days, not so much. It has been a struggle this summer. I have come to realize that creativity is not just about getting in the studio and making jewelry, putting paint on canvas, or throwing a pot. Creativity is about how you live your life. Do you give thought to everything you do as you go thru you day? Do you arrange your home in a beautiful way? Do you drink coffee out of your most beautiful mug? Do you take the time to do the things that nurture you? Do you try something new just because it makes you happy? Do you send a friend a beautiful card just because? Do you take the time to just breathe and write in your journal? Do you dance while you make dinner? Do you light a candle and say a prayer?

I think we as women are all creative beings that practice creativity in all forms. We create homes and raise children. We feed and nurture and encourage. We make art and dinner and Halloween costumes. We gather together to play and celebrate and hold each other up when needed.

I will continue to try to do something creative everyday and to remember along the way to celebrate my own talents and gifts in whatever form they show up in.

what are your thought about creativity? I'd love to hear!


  1. What a wonderful post. I think about this often as I have a job that sucks any creativity out of my dry. It often leaves me low for days on end and I'm always struggling with ways to "be" creative even if I'm not making art. Thanks for the thoughts that you can be creative without making something.

  2. Yes, do all that, and more... just because you can... So, do you do all that? Drink from a beautiful cup, send a friend or just somebody a card for no reason? And do you treat yourself well? Do you change for dinner, have dinner with candles and celebrate the day?
    If you do things like this, you will have a wonderful life...

  3. For me, creativity is a way of life. A practice I need to express everyday. It is no longer separate from any tasks.

    So glad to hear that you are making time to be creative everyday... What a gift you are giving yourself. xo