There is a craft to being creative.
Not the terrible images of crazy craft classes in the back of the YMCA that you are imagining. I mean there is a skill to living a more creative life.
I am often classified as the loopy creative and pushed aside at the beginning of a dinner party and categorised as fruity.
Despite this prejudice, I believe everyone can be creative. It’s not just the creative crazy cats who walk around dressed in top to toe op shop clothes, you are creative. Every part of your being is founded in creative inspiration. There is something only you can bring to this earth. It’s as unique as your thumbprint, your DNA, your essence.
I am bold enough to believe that we have been made in the image of a Creator and we reflect his creativity.
What I have found however, is some people create a scaffolding across their week that enables the craft of creativity and others don’t.
I am working on a workshop at the moment called this ‘The craft of creativity’ that I am doing this creative workshop with a whole group of radio presenters for a radio station here in Perth and I am sure that some of them will classify themselves as creative and others not.
I have been studying an Australian bird as a part of this workshop. This bird is the ‘Bowerbird’. Here is a classic David Attenborough clip about this bird.
The Bower bird is a collector. The master builder of the animal kingdom.
The bower bird collects and collects and builds a master piece with their nest and lives within this creative inspiration.
What does your week look like?
Do you have a scaffold to your week that creates a space of creative inspiration?
Are you a collector?
A collector of moments, of things, of images, of quotes, of inspirations, of stories, of beautiful memories.
Thats why I love pinterest so much.
It enables me to categorise my moments, of web inspirations into boards of pleasure that inspire me at a later date.
My question is creative pilgrims, how are you creating a scaffold across your week to collect and categorise your creative musings?
If you learn the curious art of creative pilgrimage and also find a way to store these collections you are well on your way to being a master at the craft of creativity.
Till we meet again
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Love this Amanda.
My problem at the moment is I am collecting so many little snippets etc., but seem to have not time or space to develop them from there.
That’s the next challenge …
I think even the fact that you are collecting and noticing is the biggest part to the journey.
Making sure that those ideas are in a safe place somewhere, on your phone, in a journal, on pinterest.
Then they will combine together to bring about something fresh and wonderful that you are designed to bring to the world.
Moment by moment it will all come together.
I am sure of it.