We are ALL capable of creativity!
Ask a child in kindergarten to draw you a picture, and they will confidently show their drawing with pride. Ask an adult the same question, and the results will vary from fear to shyness. What is the change?
We have been conditioned to color in the lines. That there is a correct way to create art. We can begin to believe that we are not as good, or that our art is not as excellent as others. What a lie!
Seth Godin writes about the enemy of creativity.
“The enemy of creativity is fear. We’re all born creative, it takes a little while to become afraid.
A surprising insight: an enemy of fear is creativity. Acting in a creative way generates action, and action persuades the fear to lighten up.” – Seth Godin
The truth is we are all capable of art and creativity.
As adults, we begin to believe our automatic negative thoughts; we are not good enough, smart enough, and we lose our confidence. If this is you ask yourself, what happened? Was there a defining moment in your life that you began to believe differently?