Resurrecting CreativityThursday, July 02, 2015
From 3rd year till the month of 6th year I did, most of the subjects I chose to study revolved around design or art or technology but the main killer of my creativity was one class I had always loved: Art & Design. But I think this is something a lot of people experience.
Within my time studying Art & Design at School I never really felt that I had any large skill set for doing art and I was never given the full opportunity to explore design in the way I wanted. I hadn't ever been that 'skilled' in self portraits or still life. So you can kind of guess that throughout this time I felt pretty crap about my work.
But in the time since deciding to leave school, going through College and now being in University I feel that the part of me I always doubted, the part of me that I felt wasn't skilled in any 'creative' way has been kind of resurrected.
I've discovered that being a creative person and being skilled in that way doesn't mean you can draw completely realistic self portraits. And it doesn't mean that if you draw a piece of fruit that it will look like you can pick it up and eat it. No. I've realised that being a 'creative' person it's that you can think and look at things in a different way. You look for unique ways to solve problems and ideas that haven't been done before.
And that's why the part of 'creativity' I thought I never had, I now know to cherish and relish in the experience of it. And to not let any person make me doubt myself, or my work again.