My theme for this A to Z challenge is Creativity.
By definition, creativity means having the ability or power to create. This ability is characterized by originality, expressiveness, and imagination.
I believe we all have the ability to be creative. I think some people are afraid to express their creativity for a variety of reasons:
“I’m not good enough.”
“I don’t have any artistic ability.”
“I might fail.”
“I’ll embarrass myself.”
In this A to Z blog challenge, I’ll be giving my thoughts on these concerns. I’ll explore how creativity can mean different things to different people, how each individual can be (and probably is without realizing it) creative in his or her own right, and how to nurture your creativity.
Let’s look at that definition again, how the ability to be creative is characterized:
Originality: that means “you.” Each of you is an original, and what you create can be original, too, if it comes from your heart, your soul, your brain.
Expressiveness: Expressing what you feel, what you see around you, how life and people and things affect you.
Imagination: We all have an imagination. It’s our dreams, our fantasies, our hopes. It’s what scares us, and what makes us laugh or cry. Think of these things and then go beyond that to see where your imagination takes you.
I’m excited about this challenge and exploring creativity with you. Please join in on the conversation—I’d love to hear from you in the comments!