Summing things up: Where can you find creativity; your something good?
Let’s regroup. Up to this point, we’ve experimented with some writing exercises and a few projects centered on collage. We’ve explored the idea of creativity and some of its counterparts. There’ve been some nods to whimsical wonders as well as fun ways to exercise your imagination and draw out your something good. My ultimate goal is to show you how to channel your creative sense and to teach you how to use it or improve on it.
It’s a good time for me to illustrate in picture some of the ideas explored up to this point. This graphic offers a perspective on creativity. Furthermore, it utilizes words and imagery together, playing off of the last exercise we completed, but also other exercises/ projects explored up to now. However, it is also meant to be open to interpretation. What do you take from it; what do you see? Through my eyes, I see that creativity can be found in all sorts of places, no matter where you go, who you see or what you do. Maybe it takes an adventure to draw out the imagination. Pay attention to your surroundings and the detail in things. This is just one way to approach the hunt for your something good. It can be found in the most unlikely spots and can pop up when you least expect it!
Lastly, what comes to mind when you think of the word ‘creativity’ or the word ‘creative?’ If you search either of these words online, some images you might see include a display of colors found on the color wheel (blue, green, yellow, orange, red, purple), images of lightbulbs, the brain, head silhouettes, coloring tools like colored pencils and crayons, explosions of color in all forms, a person usually alone with a pencil or pen, text and letters or even hands. So, I’ve devised that the term ‘creativity’ is a very vast one. Maybe even kind of blurry. There seems to be to no simplified logo or symbol for creativity. In lieu of this, I decided to try my hand at illustrating it in one image; creating a logo to define or represent creativity. How do you define creativity?
Go forth and look at things. Do that plus a hobby at the same time. Watch a show or movie you never have before. Do something you usually do, but pay attention to things you may not normally pay any mind to. Or, do this but try changing a step or two in your routine. Try something new and take in every part of the experience.