Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I went to a workshop on the weekend for creativity. It used drama to release the creativity within each of us. It was fun and actually turned out to be very relaxing.
We were each asked to define creativity. Here's my answer: the outward expression of an inward yearning.

Creativity can take many forms. The most obvious is within the arts. We understand clearly the outward expression of artists, writers, potters, handicrafters, dramatists and other arts creators. But what of a smart business person who finds a gap in the marketplace and cleverly finds a product to fill the niche? I consider that as 'creativity'. How about you? In what other unusual areas do you see the outward expressions of an inward yearning?

My daughter-in-law creates the most beautiful hand-crafted jewelry. My son has a very inventive mind for business ideas. My brother is an artist who now sees the abstract within the reality, expressed via his digital camera, to amazing effects. Many people I love are musicians. They make such beautiful creations. My hubby builds with his hands, creating something new every day. I don't really like cooking, but I know others who love it and create the most awesome meals etc. My best friend decorates cakes for special occassions. My sister-in-law is a floral artist. As a family, we have also examined how creatively we can incorporate learning into child's play. And of course, there's all of you out there, creating new sentences and stringing them together! Amazing.
The options for using creativity in our everyday lives are almost endless.

What do you think?

Regards Annie


Chicki said...

Creativity is a gift of God, and I believe every person born into this world has some kind of creativity within them. The tough part for each of us is discovering what that gift is and how to nurture it. It took me 50 years to discover mine!

Sounds like a great workshop.

Sandie Hudson said...

Tag, you're it!
I am SOOO Sorry. I got tagged for the first time and now I'm tagging you. Pop over to my blog to see what it's all about.

P.S. Love your new site, very nice.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

I agree Annie, one can be creative in a vast range of activities. Like decorating a home.
Anhow here it is:

Tagged - you're it!
The 'rules' :
-1/ you link back to the person who tagged you. Check!
2/ post these rules on your blog. Check
!3/ share six unimportant things about yourself. Check!
4/ tag six random people at the end of your entry. Check!!
5/ let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs. Check!
Six people to tag:

Theresa said...

I'll always known I could write, but I didn't believe it until five or so years ago. We have to believe in ourselves before we can truly see our creative nature.

Rachael Blair said...

I loved this post! It is so true... practically everyone is creative in some way and we all can be. I find there are so many creative outlets I want to feed but time permits only one at the moment! Lucky that is romance...

Chelle Sandell said...

My mom has told me how "creative" I've always been...not sure if that was good or bad. ;) Hope things are smoothing out a bit!!


Jennifer Shirk said...

I agree. I think creativity is however you use whatever gift you've been given. :)