Sunday, 17 February 2013

Creativity - Creating in Faith

What will you create to make the world more Awesome?  

We were all born to be creative in some form or fashion.  We were created for a purpose and in turn we have that inner drive to create.  However you choose to express it is entirely up to you.  When I was younger growing up there seemed to do two types of people.  Those who did 'proper jobs' where you could earn a living, like in a bank, office or school and the others who were 'Artists', who didn't seem to make any money and were typically shown as messy, spontaneous, reckless, and disordered.  My view of the world was that you became an adult and worked hard doing a job you didn't like and then had children and worked even harder to give them the things that you never had.  It's what my mum and dad did and they were my reference.

Deep inside though I knew I wanted to be different.  I wanted to be among those artists who did what they loved to do, shared their passion, inspire others and who also made a living.  I remember standing on my balcony of our flat as a child, and singing at the top of my lungs a song that I had made up, about the dispair of an eleven year old trying to make it in show business.

My singing sessions were tolerated by my parents and the neighbours, though my little brother always made fun of me.  As I grew up and went to college I started singing with a group of friends, and later went on to do musical theatre, and in my 20's started painting and drawing on a regular basis.  It still didn't seem like something that you could do full time and get paid, and I always kept them as hobbies, feeling the push to do more, express more.  I now try and immerse myself in creativity and whether or not you want to make a living at it there is something about taking part in a creative activity that impacts on your state of mind and  general health and well being.

By allowing yourself to be creative you are able to go on an adventure of the imagination, soaring to new heights of possibility.  We cannot leave it to chance either, there is no way that you could leave your materials on a blank canvas without doing anything come back and find they have created a masterpiece, you have to show up and that's where the miracles happens.   Creativity doesn't happen by accident and neither were we made by chance.  As you go about your day take time to think of one thing that you find really challenging and try and approach it in a more creative way and see how it turns out.  If you want some more encouragement, check out this young man called 'Kid President. You will also find some more really inspiring talks on TED about creativity.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him Colossians 1:1

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Inspiration (273) Scriptures (241) Quotes (217) creativity (166) 365 Days of colour (116) Mixed media (98) Art journal (93) art (90) Celebrate the Little things (84) Gratitudes (81) words of wisdom (70) A-Z Challenge (59) 52 weeks of colour and inspiration (55) gratitude's journal (54) reflections (54) dementia (51) All about words (50) Creating in Faith (50) 1000 Gifts (49) well-being (45) 30 Day challenge (41) Memories from home (39) Ultimate Blog Challenge (36) celebration (36) carer (34) Celebrating life (33) Blog love (30) journey as a carer (30) Painting of the day (29) childhood memories (29) Amanda Trought Art (27) Recycled projects (27) tips for carers (27) Material mondays (24) Thought for the week (23) Try something new (23) resources (23) Smoothies (22) fruit (22) tutorial tuesdays (22) wellness (22) words (22) sketches (21) Bookmark holders (20) refections (20) drawing (19) encouragement (18) smoothie recipes (18) time to talk (18) Three hundred and Sixty Five Days of Colour (17) hope (17) Independence (16) create (15) growth (15) Environment (14) Health (14) mixed media houses (14) recycled materials (14) Motley Soul (13) Peace (13) Recycling (13) promarkers (13) story telling (13) courses (12) workshop (12) Craftsy (11) Blessings (10) Create in Faith (10) Soul Food (10) motivation (10) sharing love (10) Photography (9) Walking Challenge (9) digital art (9) my color is beautiful art (9) Love (8) fabric journals (8) Adventure (7) Art Journals and Creative Healing (7) books (7) creative adventure (7) loss (7) travel (7) Art Therapy (6) Friendship (6) gelli printing (6) handmade stamps (6) health care (6) Barbados (5) Crochet flowers (5) Teabag Treasures (5) beads (5) multiple myeloma (5) Prayer (4) christmas fair (4) 29 faces (3) Barbara Noel (3) Cancer Research (3) Craftseller (3) EKidz (3) Zen Doodles (3) art doll (3) experiments in collage (3) you are worth the time (3) zen tangles (3) Art and Healing Exhibition (2) Art on Prescription (2) Cynthia - Prayer notes (2) NuEdge Gallery (2) Sekani (2) Ultimate Road Trip (2) Wheat and gluten free recipes (2) arts in healthcare network (2) barbados alzheimers association (2) belief (2) camden town (2) cereal bag journal (2) chunky fabric journal (2) techniques (2) unlocking the treasures within (2) Art and healing journal (1) Behaviour (1) Derwent Inktense Blocks (1) Fabric Beads (1) Holy Spirit (1) Preparing for Alzheimers (1) Running on Empty (1) Sir Karni (1) Unlocking the Heart of the Artist (1) Wreck this journal (1) beautiful (1) care homes (1) small footprints (1) wanted in paradise (1)