It is my pleasure to welcome Helen Bogun of Helz-Design, http://helz-design.com/ as a guest to our blog site.
Helen is a graphic designer based in Berlin and has written a great piece about creativity for us;
LET FANTASY IN
Do we really lose our creativity when we get older?
I really doubt this, but many of my friends claim that it is exactly this way.
Remember the good old days being a little child just taking a colorful pencil or a brush and your watercolors and just starting to paint?
Or the feeling of finger painting colors on your skin?
Very sensual experiences I know, and very important.
And these experiences can still offer great benefits, even if you have passed the twenty year mark!
Just give it a chance, your children will love you for it.
We usually rip ourselves away from dealing with paints, wool, fabrics, modeling clay and other stuff. We think it is no longer appropriate because we are adults.
Adults don’t do that.
We also tend to think that creativity is something for real artists.
We are not artists; at least that is what we have been told.
And that makes us think that we lost our creativity while growing up.
We never lost it and we will never lose it.
Only a creative mind is able to solve problems.
Being creative just means to give your fantasy a chance to manage the process, to allow your mind to think in a way you have never thought before. See things from a different angle.
Creativity does not mean to re-invent the wheel, just to find a different way to deal with it.
Think about the jewelry of Seba Dizajn. Some of us might think, that it is simple silver mixed with some gems. It is more; it is the imagination & creativity behind it. The imagination that is able to create something new out of simple and well-known things.
I know you can do it too.
You can see the flower in the colors you are painting.
You can see the bread in the flour you are putting in the bowl.
You can see the sweater in the wool you are going to knit.
Just take a brush, remember the child you have been and start painting.
Creativity is in each of us.
It makes live worth living, but it also means to step aside from the used path in life.
This may require stepping out of your comfort zone and feeling insecure, but this insecurity can be overcome.
Just do it!
Step aside, and open the door to a new adventure in life.
Experiment with anything you can get – clay, colors, wool even the computer …
Tell us about your creativity?
What do you like most?