Stretch your creative side

Why are we afraid to be creative? We all have creativity inside of us that is expressed differently. Some dance, some write, some paint, some sing, some build, some cook, some exercise  creativity literally has no limits or standards.

As I walk around museum exhibits I would question some art thinking, how is this art?! But it is! It's art because someone felt to express a certain moment or a certain emotion in that specific way.

My definition of creativity may not be the same as yours, but it doesn't make one of ours more correct than the other. We shouldn't stop ourselves from being creative because it doesn't match another's. The way our fingerprints are different from one another, our creative souls are just as unique.

What we make from our unique methods of creativity are original ideas from our souls. We silence ourselves by not expressing our own creativity.

We may fear the judgments or misunderstandings when we express something creatively, but it can mean hope for some; it can be inspiration for others. Creativity doesn't need margins and it doesn't need certain tools or resources. Creativity allows you to use what you have and use what you know.

I used to say "I'm not creative" because I thought creativity only meant expression in painting or crafting. And I hated art classes in school. Really, I did not enjoy arts & crafts as a child. I did not feel comfortable with the push of using my hands for painting or crafting.

Now I realize I didn't enjoy it because I held such high standards for what "counted" as creative. I then learned how I was creative from the help of others putting it into perspective for me. I may not be able to paint a bowl of fruit but I do know how to tell a story. Writing is my creative playground. Setting up my home office is my creative playground. My morning omelettes are my creative playground.

It's fun to be creative! Just think how more colorful and bright each day can be if we allow ourselves to stretch in our creativity. Use your hands, feet, or voice. You know where your creativity comes from.

You hold the inspiration another needs to explore their creativity.

If you feel like you're the one who needs inspiration, take in nature. God's creativity is expressed in such diverse ways in nature. Think volcanoes, mountains, flowers, rivers, birds, clouds, and rainbows. His expressions show life, emotion, action, and time. Oh, it's overwhelming but so beautiful and majestic.

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

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
 Psalm 95:4-5


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