What does it mean to cultivate creativity?
Does creativity always come naturally or do we need to actively cultivate it?
What about the ones that declare, “I’m not creative.”
I believe we are all creative.
We are born that way.
Let’s get back to that beginner’s mind of a child who doesn’t worry about color choices, perspective or accuracy.
What a liberating way to be – to not worry that creativity will be blocked, run out or be worthless.
If it helps, don’t share your artwork. I know that may not be a popular view with so much social media and sharing. I think that sometimes the compare and despair syndrome can hold us back from even trying. That is why I love working in an art journal. It can be just for me and my shelf. It doesn’t go on the walls and I don’t have to share it if I don’t want to.
Cultivating creativity is a matter of practice.
My personal commitment is to seek and cultivate a creative mindset. It’s a rewarding habit.
Are there particular activities that you do when you are cultivating creativity?
My mini-manifesto of creativity: