Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep. I absolutely love this quote by Scott Adams. Being creative isn’t a talent. It’s an ability to be ok with your own ideas. Instead of going with the flow like the rest of the herd, allow yourself to try something different, just to see what happens. That’s creativity.
You can be creative!
What if you color the sky orange? Does it matter.. does it really matter if it’s not realistic?
No – creativity isn’t about being 100% accurate
or realistic or right. It’s about letting your brain explore and reaching out to see what you discover. There is no right nor wrong. It’s brainstorming, trial and error and just setting out to answer – or at least attempt to answer – a curiosity. So really, you have to start by allowing yourself to be curious.
From my perspective, there is no art without creativity but you don’t have to have an artistic skill to be creative. Even a straight line can be creative, if you say it is.
So tell me – what creativity are you going to allow today?
You’re motivated and ready to go but something is still in the way.. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out my article: How to be Creative. It should help you discover which direction you want to begin. You don’t have to have a studio or a grand plan of fabulous artistic success, you just need to stop putting your own ideas in a box. Get that brain thinking and let it out to play a bit. I’m sure that soon, you’ll be the most creative person you know! But you have to start somewhere.. so start here, right now! Then stop back by and tell me what you discovered about your own creative awesomeness!