The Creative Thought

The Creative Thought

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Each month we will explore a topic relating to our shared interestof textile creativity.
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ConversationPosted by Melinda Tue, November 17, 2015 18:02:20

Welcome to the blog – The Creative Thought.

I hope this will be the place where we can explore and share the creative elements within our lives – either from work or play, all are important.

If I had a pound, dollar or shekel for every time someone said to me – “the trouble is I am just not creative….” well my piggy bank would be very full indeed.

In reality we are ALL creative in some way.

Sir Ken Robinson, eminent Professor in Creativity and one of my favourite academics, is a firm believer in the power of creativity within our lives, from cradle to grave. In agreement with Sir Ken, I too recognise the importance of this embedded creativity, i.e. not just a “tag-on” once a week fix in an art class. Creativity can bring great fulfilment if it is firmly centred in our daily approach to life.

In some instances creative talents are very obvious. The competent artist, musician, designer or architect can all illustrate how they harness their creative energy. However, a less tangible force is the passion that many of us expend on our creative interests. Observe the crowds for just one hour at the large Knitting and Stitching events in the UK and you realise that it is this immense passion (in this case for textile subjects) that energizes people. The creative experience can be as much in the looking and understanding – the inspiration, as in the doing.

Quite often I find that people overlook some of the more intuitive creative energies that we all have. For example, people are often passionate about their gardens but do not recognise that this is a form of creative energy and expression. How we design, decorate and furnish our homes are other ways that illustrate our skills at creating surroundings that nurture our soul – our home is our own space. Similarly the revival in home cooking (thanks to the power of TV programmes!) bombards us with images of beautiful “creatively presented” plates of food that are more a 3D work of art than a nourishing meal. Certainly inspiring, if not filling!

Creativity is all around us – we do not have to go to a special place to find it. We just need to remember to LOOK!

So what do you think?

Are you creative?

How does this demonstrate in your life – your work, your leisure and for those of you that “create” for a living, hobby or passion - share some of the process with us.

What makes you tick…… We can’t wait to hear

Happy blogging,


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