“your creativity is all about YOU”. this is a concept i have been trying to stress in my creativity unleashed workshops. in the words of dr. suess, “there is no one alive who is YOU-er than YOU.”
|A little reminder card I gave to my students|
maybe that seems a tad obvious, but the truth is, as creatives, we so often look at what everyone else is doing and creating and accomplishing, then hold it up as a comparison and find ourselves falling short. or less than. or not enough.
|With my pals at Belmont Park last week|
i need reminding of this all the time. that what i need to create or write or express needs to come from within. from the bits and pieces of my very own life. my experiences, my history, my relationships. my values.
|Hard at work creating....|
so we made a lot of lists in class. lists that typify each individual and their very own unique qualities and life experiences. because this is the fodder of creation. these details are what will drive the creative engine and inform the creative dreams of me and you too!