Because of the power and effectiveness of this topic, we’re once again revisiting it.
So, what exactly are we doing when we engage the CREATIVE PROCESS? Let’s take a look.
If you’ve ever seen a movie scene, or possibly read about the CREATION of the universe — then you should have at least some sort of image of just how grand and spectacular it must have been. Think about it for a moment… “In the beginning, GOD CREATED…” These are the first five words right at the beginning of the Good Book. WOW! I mean, really think about how GRANDTACULAR that must have been. BANG! Just the thought of it electrifies me to want to go create… Create something!
Each time we activate our ability to create anything, it’s a bit like magic! Creating is so electric, so amazing, so exciting, so… Godlike!
Now, this has absolutely nothing to do with religion. It’s simply the CORE OF LIFE itself! Everything comes from somewhere… and not to go off on a profound, theoretical rant… simply stated — creation had to be created… by a Creator. AND… we get to do it too! It’s a GIFT… and, what a gift it is to create! In addition — as with any gift, it’s most appreciated when it’s put to use.
The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
- Transcending traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships… and creating new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations… from them.
- Originality of thought, expression, imagination…
- Having good imagination or original ideas.
- Forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
- Creative internal imaginings or images.
As you work through your CREATIVE SCENES, take some time to push the limits of your imagination. Stretch your creative boundaries. And remember, it all starts with fearlessness and not limiting yourself. So, GO FOR IT! And, when you think you’re done, try and push yourself to the next level of yourself. If you do this correctly, you may even find it a bit taxing… as if you just came out of a good workout. You’re burning calories!
You’ll also find it quite rewarding. Even God Himself said it was GOOD — and then after six days of creating… He had to rest.
THE ARTISTS FREEWAY – [Your weekly exercise – REPEAT]
- Take some time specifically scheduled for your CREATIVE ARTIST. (Plan a few artist dates.)
- Because of the endless avenues of creative pathways one can travel, narrow in on something you feel you’d like to pursue. E.g. PAINTING — WRITING — SINGING — PLAYING MUSIC — SCENES/MONO’S — CHARACTERS — COMEDY — FOOD — DANCE — AVANT-GARDE — ETC.
- Jump in and let the fun begin! (Remember, don’t edit or judge yourself.)
- Once you’ve explored around and pushed yourself beyond yourself, grab a piece of what you’ve been playing with and see about shaping a part of it into a (roughly 5 minute) presentation.
- Bring whatever you need to make it all happen into the studio with you when it’s your scheduled turn to take the stage!
In the words of Pablo Picasso — “There’s no end to art, you just stop at interesting places along the way.”
Create for the sake of creating. Dig deep and don’t limit yourself. You may be very surprised at what you discover.