Are You Creative?

 Are you creative?

Have you ever asked yourself that question, ‘am I creative’?creative

Steve Jobs was quoted saying:

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.

So how are you creative and where does your creativity lie?

Is creativity limited with just working with your hands or does it effect other areas of your life and incorporate your other senses?

I feel I’m a  creative seamstress but lack creativity when it comes to cooking. I do much better turning out a tasty meal for my family when I follow a recipe.

Isn’t a recipe just a creative cook’s tutorial?

Or what about writing?  I enjoy writing but have to work at it and still don’t feel I do a good enough job that I could spin a fictional story out to entertain you enough to persuade you to buy a copy.

How do you develop creativity and how do you nurture it? I would like to hear your thoughts of what you do.

My schedule changes during the school summer break and having my children at home 24/7 (with the exception of occasional camps) breaks my routine.  I spend more time with them, keep myself flexible for outings during the day, keep later hours and get up later in the mornings plus do more traveling.  So feeling creative is put on hold to spend that time with my kids.

School starts back next week and I’m gearing up to get back into my routine and have found myself out of sorts wondering how I will work differently.

As I was cruising the internet this morning I found a blog from a woman who combines blogging with her creativity. For her they go hand in hand.

In one of her post she talks on this very topic.  It spoke to me and I found myself in her words. I thought I would share it with you.  Have a look at her take on “Are You Creative?”

Share with us what you do to nurture your creativity and feel free to share suggestions how others can as well.

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