Creativity is defined by many professors as the connection of two seemingly unrelated elements. Seeking a profession in this field is to seek out that connection daily.
Personally, I’ve found this metaphorical string much easier to work with when no one prompts me to do so.Why is it that I feel much less creative now that I’m required to be?
This question has given me some unwanted anxiety. In those moments of frustration I have to remind myself of two key things I often forget:
1. Curiosity makes me happy. When my mind is happy, it constructs the best ideas.
2. I can’t feel curious, happy, or constructive without rest. SLEEP IS GOOD.
These are truths that I would like to habitually live on a daily basis. I won’t, of course, forget to read, move, listen, watch and think. But for me, it starts with a happy and rested peace of mind. To be a Creative it seems my learning must be varied and consistent; inhaling data, exhaling concepts.
“Creativity is more about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away and finding new ways to connect them. What we’re talking about here is metaphor. Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art, if it is not art itself. Metaphor is our vocabulary for connecting what we are experiencing now with what we have experienced before. It’s not only how we express what we remember , it’s how we interpret it – for ourselves and others.” – Twyla Tharp