Friday, October 19, 2012

On Creativity

Our creativity manifests itself in many ways.

People who work in watercolors doing beautiful landscapes might also enjoy making sculpture out of old tires.

A songwriter could be an excellent glass blower.

We've seen many actors who not only deliver breathtaking performances but also dance and sing.

As for myself, in addition to writing, I enjoy quilting and knitting. I couldn't possibly count the number of afghans I've made, mostly while watching NFL football. (Can't just sit there and do nothing but watch the game.)

My most recently completed quilting project is a red, white and blue star quilt.

I think all of us have a creative side, just as we all have a talent for logic and reason. Fortunately, not all of us have the exact same creative talents, nor do we use our similar creative tendencies in the same ways.

The more creative we are, the more likely we are to look at things in different ways. Scientists make discoveries because they're thinking outside the realm of known facts. Technically creative people find ways to make computer monitors smaller, cell phones with more function, cameras tiny enough to explore the insides of our bodies.

Whenever we face problems which need to be solved, if we rely on our creativity we're likely to find a better solution than if we stick to old ways of doing things.

Just a thought from one creative person to another...


Fran Shaff, Award-Winning Author
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