Creativity is wonderful and something in which we can immerse ourselves. When we create something, we also create something else inside, joy, fulfilment and a bright light that cannot be put out.
Writing, painting, dancing, music can all bring a deep and wonderful feeling of joy and contentment. When we sit back alone at the end of the day and look fondly at something we have created and find happiness in that, despite no one else seeing or experiencing it, that is real creativity. Like a mother looking at her child and knowing she has created something truly special.
We create first and foremost for ourselves and the feeling it gives us to immerse ourselves and dance with our creative minds. We might share what we produce with friends and family, who are happy that we have found a creative outlet, enjoy and admire what they see. That they find enjoyment in our work will of course make us happy but that is not the reason we create.
When we share our work further afield for example through our blogs, we are at risk of getting caught up in producing something for others, will they like what we have done, how can we adapt it so everyone will like it. Is the end product still the same when we share it universally as it would be if we kept it to ourselves.
Is it then really our work or the work we do for others, is this how we loose our creative spark? Will we find as much joy as in the reward of our own creations when we think first how others will interpret, see experience. Is this really creativity as its natural state?
I have been pondering on this, so I thought I would get it out and see what you think. I’m interested in the thoughts of my friends this community. Of course if you don’t respond I will know that my piece on creativity is rubbish 😉