So You Don’t Think you are Creative?
Ever heard of the comments, “I am just practical, not an artist, ” “I am not an artist” or flat out “I can’t do art.”
There are people that believe if individuals aren’t born with creativity, they will never be creative. This to me made me think of several misconceptions we may have about being creative.
1) Creativity is mainly pertained to the arts only.
2) Creativity is only for a handful of people, instead of for every one.
3) Creativity is not practical, and is not a disciplined process.
What’s the biggest misconception about these?
1) The first misconception is we associate being creative with the arts. However, you can be creative in math, science, music, dance, cuisine, teaching, running a family, or engineering. I find when even having a conversation with someone, you can get creative with the way one plays with words and puns.
2) Everyone has tremendous creative capacities. It is for everyone, not just a few. Not to mention this is a skill in which could be developed more as well.
3). An essential part of every creative process if evaluation. Problem Solving take creativity. When I am working on a painting, I am constantly thinking whether this paint mark is going to work with this composition. Does that colour work with this colour? Is it heading the direction that I want it to be?
Something to ask yourself:
Am I working to break out of my “box” of limitations so that I explore ideas and options to experience creative breakthrough?