Tuesday, 26 July 2016

What is Creativity?

© Melissa Gaggiano
    What is creativity? A lot of people presume creativity is limited to what they regard as the traditional arts. In much the same way some people have the terrible concept of a 'starving artist'. Well, I am here to tell you that creativity comes in mysterious ways. So mysterious in fact, that half the time you don't even realise you are being creative.

    Creativity is the act of creation, but it is so much more than that. It is the spark of an idea. It is that moment when your boss drops a problem on your lap, and you find a doable solution. It is finding a new path to work, while avoiding peak hour traffic slow spots. It is coming up with a new cake recipe when all you've got is plain flower, and one egg to work with, and you absolutely cannot drop in at the grocery shop.

    Creativity is how we respond to the world and what life throws our way.