November 4, 2014

Are You a Creative?

Define: "Creative"?


Recently I was told that I am a 'Creative'... I looked online to see what that may mean and found that there are a few definitions out there in the world.

From what i read I made up my own definitions and ideas on what a "Creative" is and in doing so proved to myself that I am a Creative.



First and foremost a Creative must create. He/She feels like a day where nothing was created was a wasted day. You might start ten different projects in one day, and years later find that you only finished half of them, but the possibility, of what those unfinished projects can become, is its own inspiration. For me personally, I like to work on more than one project at a time so that I can switch from one thing to another when I get bored or tired of what I am doing.

Being a Creative can express itself many ways : music, fine art, crafting, writing, inventing and so on...

Anyone can be a Creative, but I think its easier for many to go with the flow of life and distracted by ease of routine.


The Misunderstood Creative



Being a Creative can be tiring... Your natural instinct is to go against the flow, to see things differently and to wonder if you can do it better your way. Which can lead to more work and less sleep.

I generally rearrange one or more rooms in my house annually, and I am currently looking at paint colors to repaint my living room (we'll see if that happens, painting rooms is not list of favorite things to do, but i like that way it changes the look and feel of a room after its done), and I have 5 current craft projects going, and others in the planning stages... I don't like it when someone tries to limit me, and I don't feel compelled to do anything you 'think' I should be doing.

Jeff Goins said some great thing about Creative's:
A creative creates art. Not to make a buck, but to make a difference. She writes to write, not to be noticed or to sell books. She sings to sing, for the pure joy of making music. And she paints to paint. (And so on…) 
A creative colors outside the lines. On purpose. In so doing, she shows the world a whole new picture they never would have otherwise seen. 
A creative breaks the rules. And as a result, he sets a new standard to follow.

Encouraging Kids to be a Creative


I think we need to pay attention to our children, who are all naturally creative, and help them develop into their own kind of Creative. Give them opportunities to express themselves and show off their creativity. I recently started adding art to our homeschool regime. We work on developing skills that will allow them to express themselves with purpose but always shows off their uniqueness.

In one project I enlarged a paint by number picture that was a wolf (our last name is Wolfe), and we each picked new colors for the numbers and then painted the picture. and each wolf is unique to the person creating it.

Intentional Creative


The final thing I would like to note is that being a Creative does not mean you are without intention.

We still develop skills and, when we want to, we color inside the lines, but when we color outside the lines... we do it "on purpose".



So I leave you with this question: 

Are YOU a creative? 

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*Jeff Goins is the blog writer of  http://goinswriter.com.

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