On Being Creative

Carolyn Cordon By Carolyn Cordon, 16th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When you mention creativity, people think you’re talking about painting, or something high flown. Most people say they don’t have to time for any of that arty-farty stuff.

But creativity is not the same thing as Art, painting water colours or writing sonnets or anything like that necessarily. Even me, a stay-at-home mum, can bring creativity into my life. You can too.

Ways to be Creative

All of us have a brain, and most of us only use a tiny part of that brain. If you connect to your creativity, you can use more of that mighty brain you have tucked away in your skull!

I use my creativity in many different ways. When I have a few minutes spare, I might pen a few lines of a poem, or write down a note about an interesting person I met when I was out doing the shopping – could they be a character in a new story?

Or in winter, when I like to sit and crochet, I pull out all of the wool I have at the time, and create works of art that will also keep us all warm. I’ve made coverings for beds, and furniture over the last few years, and every piece I’ve made had some of my creativity in it, with the colour combinations I make, the different textures I create and so on.

Cooking is another area where I get to use my creativity. You might think there aren’t many different things to do with minced beef. You are so wrong! Meat balls, meat loaf, pasta bakes, spaghetti bolognaise, and so much more. When you look in the fridge and pantry and can’t see much at all, that’s when you’ll be glad you’ve been increasing your creativity!

Getting dressed in the morning can be a boring drag of same old, same old. If you have a creative bent, you might find shirt of your husbands, try it on with a quirky belt, and hey presto, a new outfit!

If you nurture a creative mind, you will think up a million different ways to do things, things to cook, to wear, to decorate with. And if you do things creatively, you won’t look like everybody else, you will have a unique stamp on everything you do.

You might find that others like the way you do things, and find yourself making a business of helping others to be more creative.

In these troubling economic times, it certainly pays to be creative, in many different ways.


Cooking, Craft, Creative, Creative Expression, Creativity, Crochet, Decorating, Home, Making Rugs

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author avatar Carolyn Cordon
I am a poet and writer, a dog lover and a person living with multilple sclerosis. I like to write interesting and inspiring things and doggy things too.

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Apr 2011 (#)

Very good article, and oh so true...This is a lovely share, Carolyn..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
17th Apr 2011 (#)

Very creative ideas on being creative!
Wonderful tips.

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author avatar Carolyn Cordon
17th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks to you both. I love finding ways to be creative in my life. I love my rug that is currently keeping me warm at night. Its lovely to look at and so warm!

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author avatar Denise O
17th Apr 2011 (#)

Great read. I also love being creative and also I agree with you, every one can do it. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ppruel
18th Apr 2011 (#)

Interesting read. Useful tips my friend. Thanks.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
19th Apr 2011 (#)

The world needs more creative people. I value creative people highly.

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author avatar Carolyn Cordon
19th Apr 2011 (#)

I started thinking about this idea a few years ago, after many different people said to me, 'Oh, I can't do that, I'm not creative.'
I think we can all be creative, if we give ourselves permission to do it!

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author avatar vpaulose
20th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you Carolyn for your good information.

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author avatar Val Mills
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

You are so right, it's all about giving ourselves permisiion. I enjoyed reading this.

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