This summer has been a nice quiet and cool one. Not too many storms, and as of the date of this blog entry, no major hurricanes, at least not in the northeast area. This summer I took the liberty to explore my creative side. Instead of drawing the wonderful stick figure people I like to doodle during boring meetings, I ended up taking a writing workshop. I started a story in 2007 and didn’t realize the potential it had until today. So, I embark on finishing what I started and I’m almost finished with the first draft of my first novel!
Where does this creative side come from? Does everyone have artistic potential? These questions I pondered as I work on my own story ideas. Very often it is the children who are the finger painting creative ones. They make up stories, have imaginary friends, paint puppies purple and bunny rabbits green, and can make an entire city out of PlayDoh or Legos. As children we are ingeniously creative, but when we become adults, we forget how to use our imagination. For our own health benefits, it is important that we explore the artist within.
Do you sing? Are you creative with interior design? Write poetry, much? Create special meals? Do you like to draw pictures or even make others laugh? Regardless of our ages, we all have an imaginative spirit and some more than others. Dig deep into the crevasses of your mind and ask yourself, “What inspires you”?
Feel free to share your creative ideas here!