Recently I’ve been thinking about being creative, but not actually doing anything creative. Creativity should be something I do everyday, as it has so many benefits, including:
- It lights up my imagination, giving me pleasure and increasing my happiness.
- It motivates me.
- It is good for my mind, heart and soul. It makes my mind more active, my heart beat faster and enriches my soul.
- It helps me deal with my feelings, good and bad. It also helps me to express these feelings.
- It makes me a better problem-solver. When I’m feeling creative, I can come up with better solutions to problems.
- It allows me to explore ideas.
- It enables me to look at events, situations and people in different ways.
- Helps me to hope for and imagine better or alternative futures.
- It gives me hope, at times when I feel that I need it.
- Other people’s creativity inspires me.
The way to be more creative, is to play, as children do inhibited. So when I was at Waterstones at the weekend and saw these books, I just had to pick them up. Here’s my opportunity to play and be creative:
I picked up both of these books along with a pack of felt tip pens. I’m going to draw or write something in these books at least once a day. I’ve already started.
I’ll be posting my progress here by sharing a few scanned images. Don’t expect any drawing I do to be an artistic master piece (for that see my fabulous Illustrator friend Sye); or that any writing I do will be literary genius. Just take it for what it is – me playing. I’m aiming to post a progress update once a week.