3 dictionary results for: creativityDictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This cre·a·tiv·i·ty /ˌkrieɪˈtɪvɪti, ˌkriə-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun
|1.||the state or quality of being creative.|
|2.||the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.|
|3.||the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.|
Of the three definitions, #1 didn't answer my question--the state of being creative. Well, what is that? #3, Meant about as much.
So, I looked at the second answer. That made sense. The ability to transcend TRADITIONAL ideas, rules, patterns. Then I thought about my creativity. I know I'm a creative person in many ways, but lampwork has confounded me. I feel very strongly that as I have been learning lampworking I have been rule bound and very traditional. I have tried to make the perfect bead, puckers, balanced, centered. That's necessary in many cases, but it is TRADITIONAL.
I worked to try new colors that would react with each other, that is basic learning. I am learning to make sculptural beads. That is a deep learning experience to develop skills, heat control. Again, although needed, TRADITIONAL.
I often feel that I am stuck. The reason never struck me until now, but I have been, and am still learning BASIC SKILLS--TRADITIONAL. Necessary and needed, I'm beginning to think I am ready to fly, to move beyond what I have been doing, to mature and develop my style. I think I'm ready to move on. I will still learn from the Masters of this great art, but I want to become a Master with my own style, my own trends, my own feelings.
I see Angelina Beadalina, Anne Ricketts, Tink, Loren Stump, Corina, Bernadette Fuentes, Marcy Lamerson, to name only a few, and I think, they have flown beyond the basics creativity. Yes, they have moved to the point where they can fly, now I want to fly. I want to join the ranks. I am ready to be creative.
So the question becomes, how do I accomplish this daunting feat called creativity? Of, course, I continue to work, but now is the time to add play. I don't believe there really is anything new under the sun. I honestly don't. There are just different ways of combining ideas and expressing it in your art. Good skills are very important, but so is art.
One of the ways I have used play to find art is through journaling. I sent Deb Batten a copy of some of the pages of my journal for her entertainment. Then I deleted the pages so I can't show you my play. However, the good news is, I found a new program on my computer. I tried it out, and I can show you what I made. This is harder to do on a computer, but you'll get the idea. It helps. I just let the drawings and ideas go where they would like to go. I didn't intend for this to be my journal page on the computer, but this is where my brain took me.
That dancing ant might be a bead some day.
Hmmmm! I like the guy next to the swirl and the face. That might be a robot bead someday. A cup of tea maybe? That could be a bead. I didn't know these ideas were in my head. Okay, I'm not one of the masters yet. I won't be for a very long time. I know that. I am beginning to realize, though, that I am creative. I'm ready to spread my wings and fly. I wonder where I'll go.