Where is Your Creative Spirit?

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I’ve been thinking about creativity recently.  It is an interesting phenomenon (my dictionary says phenomenon can mean ‘extraordinary thing’).  Is creativity/creative a noun or a verb?  I suppose it can be either, but I like to think of it as a verb or as an approach to an activity or action.   You must know someone who is a gardener who weeds and seems to have that flare to creating fun and exciting gardens and another gardener who weeds.  One has a creative flare to gardening and the other doesn’t.

This can apply to almost any activity, including beading and beaders.  Some beaders, just bead.  Others seem to approach it with that creative flare or spirit and always ends up with something original and fun!  Nothing wrong with either approach, but the results will always be different.

What is it that makes the difference?  Many would say that one is creative and one is not.  I believe that each of us, no matter what we do has that creative ‘gene’ within us.  Part of it has to do with trusting ourselves enough to let it happen and know that even if it doesn’t turn out it is okay….it is the effort or the process of creating that is more important than the product.

Another difference is that creative folks work at being creative.  It is not for the faint at heart or the lazy.  It might mean trying over and over till you get it right, struggling for just the right look, trying different approaches, all along trusting yourself enough to know that you will get there.  And also knowing the reward of creating something that is yours!

Where is your creative spirit?  Hiding or do you use it everyday and reap the rewards