Thursday, September 02, 2010

Creativity and September

The amazing Sharyn posted a quiz on her blog about creativity…

You can take the quiz HERE:

The verdict on creativity for me? Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

I have to say, I believe its accurate…creativity IS a release for me...which would probably by why rock music was such a draw for me when I sang.

Speaking of creativity, today I am starting Learn Something New from Shimelle.

I’m not getting overly fancy with this…as I honestly don’t have a lot of time to devote to elaborate pages this time of year. I’m going to use a Sarabinder for mine.

I’ve used some lined page inserts that I've attached each lined page to a gorgeous piece of scrap patterned cardstock as the base for my pages. Beyond that I'm going to let my learning discoveries guide what I do with the individual pages.

I'm also beginning a new journey through the book: Search for Significance I'm very excited to address some of the burdens of perfectionism and striving that I suffer from. I hope to be able to share some of the insights that either one or the other of these gives me.

WHEW! Its going to be a BUSY September!


Nicole Maki said...

A busy September indeed.

Sounds like you're embarking on some fun growth.

**** April **** said...

cant wait to see what you come up with!

sharyncarlson said...

So interesting to read everyone's quiz results! Hope you enjoy your busy September :)