måndag 19 september 2011

The Creative Manifesto

For me creativity is all about joy! The feeling I get inside when a fabric, yarn, tin can or color scheme gets my creativity going and I light up like a 100 watt bulb inside. The urge to get started at once and the happiness and contentment I feel when creating something with my own hands. You may think that you are not creative, arts & crafts teachers has a lot to answer for here, but it’s my firm belief that everyone can be creative and that everyone has a talent but for some this talent is hidden and yet to explore. By searching for the things that make you truly happy, the things you enjoy reading, watching, making or participate in you are most likely to stumble over that hidden talent of yours. But creativity is also about courage. You have to put trust in yourself and dare to follow where your creativity might take you.

So this weekend I decided that in the furure I would like to dedicate this blog to creativity, making a creative manifesto and through my posts I hope to inspire you to try out something creative of your own.

The Creative Manifesto
Try to do something creative everyday even if it’s just doodling while talking on the phone.

Be curious and open to try stuff outside your comfort zone you might like it! If you don’t like it you can always be joyful over the fact that you don’t have to do it again!

Enjoy the moment!

Making with your hands is empowering.

Surround yourself with people that boost your confidence and takes joy in your creations.

Surround yourself with objects that spark your imagination and gives fuel to you creativity. It might be books, fabric, color, yarn, thrash, buttons, paper, your stamp collection or whatever. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it gets your heart beating and your mind spinning with ideas. Creativity & craft is what you make it!

Try to make a creative space, how ever tiny, where you can let yourself go.

Don’t discourage yourself by thinking that you haven’t got the time. The old Greeks might have said that that “No great thing is created suddenly” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that something created in seconds can’t be darn good!

Making handmade items allow you to turn your back on many of the mass-produced items you can find in the shopping malls. If you use recycled stuff you do the environment a favour too.

Allow yourself to make mistakes. The most fun part isn’t always a perfect result it is the laughs you had while getting there.

Look at what others create but only for inspiration and not for comparison. Don’t try to be like someone else, envy will only get you down.

Say yes to the adventure of creativity!

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
Mary Lou Cook

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