**This is a follow-up to my initial post on creativity.**
No matter what you saw when you looked up from your screen after reading my post, those images were something that can lead you to creativity.
It’s not a solely human trait as there are numerous studies showing primates, rodents and countless other creatures have the ability to adapt their environment creatively to solve problems.
Stacking objects to obtain food, avoiding sections of a cage/maze/box to avoid negative stimuli, salivating at the sound of a bell (okay, maybe not so much the last one).
Humans, however have the ability to take these various events and change them, to create new stories. Experience new events.
Create new worlds.
Writers, artists, film producers all take events from their own lives and twist them into a work that effects our lives in a unique way. They can create events/art/images that have no basis in any reality but their own minds and can present it to a wider audience that may never have even conceived of such events, sparking emotions, possibly even more creative efforts to come to life.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many creative inidividual, and I’ve been able to work with many of them on creative projects. I can tell you that it is a wonderful feeling to watch something grow from an idea into a real, tangible novel, work of art or movie.
Creativity is something everyone has. Take a moment right now to have a creative moment.
Write down a thought, scribble a drawing on the agenda of that soul-sucking meeting, take a picture of something different with your cell phone. These are just a few ways that you can create something. Once you’re done, share it with someone. Put yourself out there and let someone see the “Creative” in you. Encourge the “Creative” traits in those around you. Let a child know that it’s okay to color outside the lines, introduce someone to a story you love.