Updated: Jan 14
Creativity takes many forms. Changing how you define creativity might help you realize that you are, in fact, creative. So when clients call me and say that they are not creative, I always respond, "Yes, you are".
The clothes you buy and how you put them together, the way you organize your books on a shelf, or even arrange the food in your refrigerator (at least in my opinion) are all forms of creativity.
Of course, I understand that coming up with stimulating games to keep your kids entertained is not the same as putting a brush to paper, but practice breeds confidence and confidence is important when expressing yourself creatively. Adding a dash of "I don't give a f*ck what anyone thinks" always helps. When I am confident in a vision—and no one is watching—it usually results in an amazing invitation design or, um, maybe, a wall in my house being painted turquoise before the kids get home from school.
Thinking about your daily life as a creative journey might make some dreaded tasks slightly more fun. If you'd prefer to practice your creativity in a more traditional way, but are not sure where to start, this Reverse Coloring Book is one of my all time favorites. These pens make a perfect pairing to this book.
Try something new and expand yourself creatively. It can be intimidating, trust me I know. Writing this blog is intimidating for me. Cue hyper-intimidation due to the fact my witty brother is a high school English teacher and if I could only bring one thing to a deserted island it would probably be spellcheck. But I like to write. So as far as I am concerned, simply having a passion to try something, is a great base coat.