For most people, creativity is a serious business. They forget the telling phrase 'the play of ideas' and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play. ~ Julia Cameron
All human beings are creative, we have adapted and survived through creativity. And nothing reduces us to a state of abject fear and embarrassment more than the fear of having to be creative or once having been successful we fear we can do nothing will be as good.
Some where along our development we determine that there are those who are creative, and those who are not. We have relegated creativity to a commodity that requires a monetary value to be a success and that you are only as good as your last creative success everything else is just pretending.
Children play creatively when on Christmas morning the box that the toys came in is the focus of their play rather than the toys designed to direct their play in a specific creative direction.
Creativity does not want to be directed, it wants to run free, to play, to explore and become something new without monetary value it is just creativity.
When our children are playing and being creative let’s be mindful that there are no right or wrongs, grass can be pink, sky can be green. Let’s protect them as long as we can from understanding their creative process as a commodity to be either ashamed of or celebrated for what should be play - Creativity.
And for ourselves, well start to play with creativity do something creative every day, from the meals you make, to the doodling you do at your desk.
Play with creativity, befriend it and have fun together.