you a writer? A storyteller? A film maker? A poet? Someone who inspires
others? Are you someone who wants to do some or all of those, but needs
a nudge? Needs a bit of inspiration?
thinking is the fuel for getting things going. Dreaming about the project
is a huge part of the process. The actual 'doing' requires following through
on the dream, but the dream is the rough sketch. I encourage people to
ponder and conjure the vision, but eventually I'll nudge you to "prove
your groove." Don't just say you are a writer... Write. Don't just
dream about making a film... Pick up the camera and go!
realize that your creative thinking might be flowing naturally, but perhaps
you've never thought to capture it. Have you ever told a terrific story
to your friends or family? Why not write it down? Have you ever made up
a fable for a group of eager kids? Jot it down and make a children's book!
Are you good at jokes? Make an illustrated joke book.
I'll share my view
on creativity, hoping it helps you on your creative journey, but it is
a very personal process and might be very different for you than me. Whatever
your style or strategy, I hope the creative process brings you joy.
me in my 'campaign' to make the world a more creative place. The next
time you're thinking about what gift to give someone, think of something
that will encourage creativity. Whether it's a blank journal or book on
crafts, a set of watercolors or a guide to making films, a stationery
set or a watercolor brush - let it be something that inspires expression.
Children and grown up children need to be encouraged to consume less,
and create more.