Creativity, Art and Inspiration go hand in hand (and in hand?). Inspiration produces creativity which produces art which can produce inspiration. It’s a cycle.
Creativity is the ability to create. I think creativity comes in many forms and fashions. That one person’s creativity can not be compared to another’s because each one of us has our own niche or way to doing things.
Art is the product of creativity – whether it’s a drawing, painting, music composition, story, sculpture, sewn piece, crocheted/knitted or woven piece.
When it comes to Art, I feel people only think of that which is drawn/painted, but it encompasses so much more for me. Art can be created by drawing, writing, painting, sewing, building with various medium, weaving, crocheting, knitting, and probably a lot more that I can not think of right now. One thing that took me a long time to accept as Art is photography. However, over the past few years, I have come to apprciate what can be done when an individual sees something they deem worth keeping forever. When someone can capture something it’s breathtaking. I also think no two people view Art in the same way.
Inspiration can be a song, something a person said, a person, an emotion, a season, a thought, an animal, just about anything.
I struggle a lot with the idea of me being creative because I rely too much on acceptance from others on my abilities. I love to draw, write, paint, sew, sing, etc. I doodle a lot, especially when I just need to remain distracted from whatever I’m trying to not deal with at the moment. When I doodle, I love to use curved lines and place them randomly. Someone told me the pictures looked a lot like old flame artwork.
I also love to write. Sometimes it’s just journaling my thoughts. Other times it’s a poem or scene from a story. I have a story I’ve been working on for many years and sometimes I go back to it and try to add something. I write from my heart most of the time. Writing is the best way to help me deal with things that are going on with me and I’m too scared to talk about, with anyone. I have quite a few erotic “stories” written, and I would love to have them submitted to Playboy (or similar) magazine, but my fear of not being accepted stops me.
I enjoy bringing out the creative nature in my children, because it gives me a chance to become a child again. They make amazing things with playdoh and modeling clay. By sharing my creativity and encouraging theirs, they have become very good at drawing, building with legos, creating with playdoh and other things.
Inspiration. What inspires me? Others who are creative as well as music, emotions, words, my children, and my husband. Sometimes nature and all it’s wonder. I do not think I have just one muse.