I've been creative from an early age. Always doodling, copying pictures, ripping up magazines and making montages! This progressed to a career in design and education.
I began to be creative because visions came to me about what was possible. I've attempted many creative endeavors in many different mediums. In some, I've been able to develop skill. In others, I've just had fun. But they've all been successful, if only to show me what not to do.
My Dad was in advertising. When I was little I used to watch his ads as 16mm movies in our lounge room. So my first recollection of being creative was drawing movie frames on long strips of paper streamers.
Ever since then I have been fascinated by all things creative. And love the process of creating. Good or bad.
Quand je suis née.
Mais je suis "entrée en créativité" à la conférence CREA à Sestri Levante, en 2004.
I've been creative for as long as I can remember. I'm not sure that it would be possible for me to pinpoint an exact moment in time. I still have random things (poetry, stories, etc) that I wrote before I knew what "writing" was. It all seemed to come naturally to me. Creativity, whether it be written, musical talent, scrap booking, or some other random form, is a way of expression. This is why I became creative.
As a young child, wanting to do something with my time other than playing with toys.
Suck it up, Buttercup!
I have been creative ever since I was 7. When I colored in a coloring book I would create plaids, dots, and other designs as decorative elements in clothes and background elements. I also had a dollhouse and would add wallpaper, rugs and other elements to the metal rooms, some 3-dimensional.
I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago, because I wanted to document my families lives. It then was used more as a therapy tool, and helped to keep me alive after a really high stress level.
I started so long ago I can't remember when - but as I child I used to watch my mother doodle brilliantly. I also would look through her old sketch books from high school and be amazed. I was inspired by her work. I also used to do pottery every weekend as a child and learned to love working in clay. I also wrote poetry as long as I can remember being able to write. I think the first poem that I was proud of was about my grandparents. As my life and career took shape, some things went by the wayside for a while. I was newly inspired with creativity in a personal expression kind of way when I was around 29, after having a creative career. I am doing what I do now, (write, illustrate, sculpt, paint) thanks to that creative awakening.
► everyone has to be creative in it's own way... and as an experimental photographer, not yet a pro though, you really have to explore something new that the peeps haven't seen yet or haven't been imagined yet...
Growing up curious, easily bored, trying to do things differently, looking for unusual solutions to problems.
Writing short stories and selling them to my father at about 5yo (thank you Bruce).
Mostly as an outlet.
It just came naturally. As a child I was always able to put things together without instructions. I would put models together in less than an hour. I design my own jewelry and for others, write poems that are deep in less than an hour, rock songs in less than an hour. I wrote 7 childrens stories in one day-soon to be published I hope. At times, especially when trying to go to sleep my mind is an open faucet and it is hard to turn off. This is when I am very creative. When I plan things or think of something, I go into great detail and if I do things on the spur of the moment or against my better judgement, it usually turns out badly
I see things differently than others and sometimes people get extremely upset with me for no reason. Me thinks they don't understand me, better said me knows they don't.
I just finished a phonics program that a collegue of mine with a phd. in phonics and a professor with 38 years at university level, plus author of 28 published works, he could only say, "excellent." It consists of 46 short stories targeting the short vowel sound. The program is designed to teach intonation, pronunciation, and reading fluency, using audio visual dvds, cds, a color illustrated dictionary, and color illustrations depicting the stories. Thanks Dr. Seuss for your inspiration. phonicsvill.org
I been practicing my creativity since I was a little girl. I have always had a really good imagination and before I even starting to put stories and poems on paper, I would create games to play with my sisters and friends.