Creativity & Freedom

 "Silliness" (To create this image took three photo editing apps, 2 hours. The process, frustrating. The outcome, execution.) 

"Silliness" (To create this image took three photo editing apps, 2 hours. The process, frustrating. The outcome, execution.) 

Let's face it. We are all creators. We are creators of wild ideas and dinner party concepts. We are designers of our personal looks and ninja creatives around saving money and fun. I believe each time we create anything we can call ourselves creators. 

You probably would not call yourself a creator because you believe creators are “artsy,” they went to fancy design schools, or have the best styled social media accounts.

If you want to create, create. There is no limit on any human’s ability to create something from nothing.

Is permission-seeking holding you back? Or self-esteem? Or confidence?

Whatever the thought is holding you back, that too is merely an idea you’ve created based on your understanding of the creative process. 

In her documentary, “Between the Lines,” Agnes Martin spoke about the topic of creativity. Martin discussed how she created for twenty years and at the end of that time trashed the work she produced. Argued in the video, Martin believes in creating with her back against the world. She created every day and edited her work vehemently.

Martin cancels the opinions of others from her creative process and creates, over and over again.

Today, Martin’s work is known all around the world. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts and referrred to her work as abstract expressionism.

What if you created with your back to the world? What would you construct? I bet it would be awesome! 

Whether you have created a child, a career or a poem, you are a creator. You were made to create. 

You and I may not be Agnes Martin, but with practice, time, and hard work we will look back on our creations with great pride and humility for the road we journeyed.  

What will you create? 

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