I spotted this quote the other day in a coffee shop and it got me thinking.
As someone who identifies with being a creative mind I definitely agree with this quote. In fact it’s accuracy really made me laugh.
Weird because you see things where others don’t.
A beast because you can’t control inspiration.
Interesting for some strange reason – yes because often we can’t pin point why we are inspired by something but we are.
When I was younger, my imagination was my creative outlet. Yes I loved drama in school but I spent most of my time playing in the garden or at my local park. ‘on the open seas’ or ‘being adventurous in the jungle’. Even to this day I can see a story play out from next to nothing (and I know exactly which areas of the house would make amazing dens).
Now my outlet is in my writing. Although I do not write fiction I still seek inspiration from many sources. I watch how people interact. I read about what gets folk fired up… which in turn fires me up. I try to bring you back into your own mind, asking yourself the questions that you need in order to develop a sense of calm.
Being a creative makes my sparks fly.
Have you thought about where your creativity lies? For this weeks 5 top tips we are going to look at just that! And remember, there is a creative in all of us. Just because you don’t get paid to do these things doesn’t mean to say you aren’t a creative in your heart.
These are the ones we all think of instantly. The singers, dancers, actors. They use their body as their creative art. We can hear them, see them, feel them. They live to entertain.
Internal creatives are where your writers are. From fiction to fact, songs to plays, TV shows to lyrics, internal creatives are inspired and driven by their gut. They feel drawn and compelled to produce because of their internal instincts.
Textbook visual creatives are, of course, artists but also craftsmen and women, engineers, architects, even David who creates maps from data. Cooks who can make their food look wonderful and inviting, designers who make homes, fashion and all manner of products look amazing. Ever landscaped your garden or produced a mood board for a project?
Outgoing, internal and visual creatives can also be developmental creatives. This is where your inventors lie, your entrepreneurs and even chefs who are inspired by developing the palate. They are often inspired and driven by meeting the needs and desires of others.
The life creatives envision the life they want to live and then go out there and live it. They may travel and explore but they also can take pleasure from creating their ideal home life. What they want in life they do their best to go out and grab. They create what they desire from the world.
Please let me know where you think you lie in the comments below or let me know if you have a different creative side that I may not have mentioned!