7 Jun 2012
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
If you want to know what "creativity" means, the dictionary tells you "the state or quality of being creative". which is very instructive. Now at least you know. Another one explained a little better :
"the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination"
and real good is this quote from Edward de Bono, even though I don't know who he is
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
Being creative concerns a vast domain, it can be your home, your artwork, your garden etc.
In my painting group, there is one guy who is exceptionally creative ! Some take him for crazy others think he is a genius.
To make his painting he constructed this vehicle :
A toy truck on which he fixed peacock feathers
little train wagons and a baby shoe
Euro banknotes, family pictures, a candle, a compass, mineral stones
even toilet paper, a little Coca Cola truck
maybe you discover more on these pictures, the truck's end was this little ladybug wristband
He had attached two brushes with red and black color and then he pulled the truck in circles and finished his painting. of which he then took a picture.
Now if this is not creative I really don't know what creativity means !
Maybe the painting which hangs in a famous Brussels Museum, showing a blank canvas titled "Landscape in snow" !