I finally published my first Random Acts of Creativity video only to realize that I had forgotten to add an entire segment that I had shot. Sheesh! A little back-pedaling is helpful, I guess, to keep me on my toes.
Recently, I have been wanting to put something online to encourage creativity. Having spoken on the subject numerous times, I am always amazed that most adults do not think they are creative. I truly believe that we are all born with the gift of creativity. Just look at any three or four year old child; a fridge box is one of the best toys. They will play with a box forever, creating stories that are incredibly creative.
I am not really one to sit an watch TV. I have joked with my kids for years that I am going to pick a TV show that I watch religiously. It just doesn’t seem to happen. Fortunately, as my husband loves hockey and baseball, I am happy to sit and do something crafty during the (seemingly) nightly games.
A long-time knitter, I can literally read a book and knit but how many sweaters do we really need? Therefore, I have branched out into quick, fun little crafts that I can do anywhere. One of my favourite times to craft is during long car rides. I have numerous reusable bags filled with various craft supplies and just choose the one that catches my eye first.
One of my best friends put it best: when I begin to create an art project, I can literally feel my brain change. Creativity open us up to more possibilities. It widens our perception, relaxes our body and bring us joy when we celebrate a finished project.
Go on, get crafting!