Choolee graciously agreed to let me post an excerpt from her blog, Awesome Art by Choolee. To read the whole piece, visit Are Artists Different From Other People?
WE ARE ALL CREATIVES
Whether or not you subscribe to the notion of a traditional “God,” the plethora of nature's beautiful projects at our constant viewing disposal leaves little doubt as to what kind of source was behind it: a thoroughly creative one. ...
This lends a hint as to why we create. The Genesis account records the “maker of heaven and earth” announcing, “Let us make mankind in our likeness.” If we were made to reflect the qualities of our Maker, is it any wonder we seek to be creators?
Kermit dee Frog once said: “Maybe the Big Bang was really the first creative idea; it got this whole thing going, and maybe it's our purpose to keep it going.”
It is with this logic that I can confidently assert: we are all creative types.
One dictionary defines “artist” as a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby. By that definition, yes, I am an artist. But that title does not define me. Whether it's carving a world-renowned statue, or finding a new way to organize your cubicle or mop the floor, you were made with the capacity to create.
To watch the full TED Talk by Kermit dee Frog all about creativity and recapturing the inner child, visit this link:
The creative act of listening to a talking frog | Kermit The Frog | TEDxJackson
Jim Henson believed the very best part of creativity is collaborating with friends and colleagues. If you'd like to collaborate with me on a project, please contact me with your idea! email@example.com
Thank you, Choolee, for sharing your thoughts with us. We are born to create! Please leave her a message of appreciation below or contact her via her email if you'd like to collaborate with her. And, visit her blog and see what she's been creating!