Club Creative Studio has a few questions for you to ponder today. Concerning CREATIVITY…do you know where it can take you? Hopefully you do not have to look long or hard to find it. Creativity can be found within yourself or within others. So knowing that; where is it? Do you know where to look or who to look at? Do you know what it can do for you? Where it will lead you?
Discovering creativity levels within yourself or others is a growing and learning process. As the quote from Thomas Merton suggests, art (or creativity in general) enables or allows us to find ourselves. We can discover what is deep within us or at the top of the surface. Merton also goes on to say in the quote that we can also lose ourselves at the same time, meaning that we can set ourselves free and experience creativity at its fullest, not paying much mind of other things going on around us. Creativity never grows old or goes out of style. Creativity may grow stale but we can always revive it and relive it and improve.
One place to start looking is quite obvious. Merely look ALL AROUND! Yes! Creativity is all around us, I have always said this many times. Open your eyes to discover the unique qualities of life around you. How can you get lost in creativity and where will it lead you?
While I was a classroom art teacher, everyday I would strive to stress in my students the importance of seeing creativity around us. Expressing it and experiencing creative venues gave our students the chance to see where creativity could take them. Maybe they were introduced to a new concept. Maybe they found a new talent or practiced a new skill. Perhaps during our lessons, they grew appreciative of other’s creative efforts or served as inspiration to another as they expressed their own creative thoughts. Taking extra steps to recognize where creativity is affords us the opportunity to search it out when we need it.
Where will creativity take you? The creative journey can be as long and as exciting as you make it out to be. It can be shared and appreciated. A creative journey does in fact allow you to find yourself, express yourself and understand yourself. Creativity also lends the opportunity to get lost in the process, lose track of time and lose our inhibitions and fears about art or any other creative thought process or expression. Dance, prose, visual arts, theatrical arts etc., they all are expressions of creativity that take us to places we have never seen before. Relish in the creative process. Look around to gain it and foster it to grow it.
The aspect I love the most about being an artist is the fact that what I create can be shared and appreciated. While creating, as I continuously find myself and lose myself in art, I also get the thrill of giving and sharing art. To view results of my creativity, please take time to view creations on the website. The inventory is updated and evolving often. The creative spirit is there to inspire, appreciate and best of all, purchase! Enjoy! http://www.clubcreativestudio.com
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