Calling the Lurkers to Come out and Play | Defining Creativity

For me there is more relaxation in the doing of something I enjoy than in the not doing. (John perceives this as crazy, but I doubt I'm alone in this.) And doing something creative (bringing about something tangible that wouldn't have existed otherwise) is often the most relaxing thing of all. (A few months ago, in a random day off, I painted a birdhouse and hung it in our tree. )

Erin-the-Wonder-Woman and I have been having a discussion about what makes someone creative. (Prompted by her assertion that she does not "have a creative bone in her body.")

I'm pretty sure that this desire to create is part of our Imago Dei.  What if the challenge isn't in creativity itself, but in how we define it? Do we limit it to a kindergarten perception involving paint, glue and scissors? 

I'm curious...what are you driven to create?


Kathryn said...

Food, especially desserts. I love creating something yummy out of simple ingredients. Plus, I get to eat them!

Big Tea said...

I am driven to create time where I dont have anything to do. THATS creating nothing out of something.

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