Monday, August 30, 2010

what does creativity mean to you?

I was checking up on the blogs I love to read, and on How About Orange, Jessica included a link to this quiz.  I took it, and wasn’t surprised.

“Creativity enriches you

Creativity is separate from the real world for you. But it’s a magical world in which you like to immerse yourself. When you’re involved in it, you get the wonderful sensation that there are no limits, that anything is possible. What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create. Planting flowers, writing poetry, embroidery or putting together a photo album, these are all suited to your sort of quiet creativity. You want to fall in love with what you create. You also think of creativity as a part of you in which you can take refuge and feel protected. As the psychoanalyst D Anzieu explained, creativity acts as an ‘encouraging parent — loving, enriching and supportive’. You would love to use your creativity to retreat into a world that is kind and reassuring. For you, being creative means having the chance to become one with what you create, bathe in the glory of it and allow yourself to be taken over by it. This is why you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience.”

Take the quiz, please,  I want to know what it means to you, too.

Coming soon- a new website!  My uber talented and amazingly generous sister, Abbi Peters, did me a solid by removing the website design from my hands.  We used Patterncooler to create the backgrounds and patterns used, and Wix to create the actual site.  I was getting so bogged down between creating the patterns (mesmerizing, you could lose hours to Patterncooler)  and just not being familiar enough with Wix, she swooped in and in a day, had it pretty much ready to go.  Once it is running, you will be able to use my domain to access my store, my blog, to contact me and see a gallery of work.  I am in the process of getting the photos into my flickr account.  Then I will have to redo my store, and the blog, because the current themes do not jibe with my new site’s feel.  When you decide to undertake such a thing, you never realize how much work you are creating for yourself, until you are really invested. 

So, that’s what is going on here (oh, I also have a gorgeous new nephew, welcome to the world Luke).  What’s up with you?

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Just saw this post; I took the quiz. The results were so accurate. It's crazy! My results said:

    "You communicate through creativity-
    You think of art as a means of reaching out to others but, at the same time, you use it as a shield to some extent. It’s a way of participating in society, in a community. It’s the way you communicate with others and the way they can communicate with you. Seen in this light, creativity provides the basic materials to build a bridge between you and other people, so you can’t think of it as something that lies outside your relationship with others. You like the attention and good opinion of others. When you show people what you’ve made — a birthday cake, or a piece of music you’ve written — it’s your baby, so you are very sensitive about any criticism. You need to be able to distance yourself from the result, and allow others to enjoy it and feel part of it, without it reflecting on you alone. Your creativity allows you (or would allow you) to feel part of the world. You’ve got an inner exhibitionist and you think that this strengthens your relationships. What you really want is for others to see the good in you. You prefer to get on the stage than stay in the wings analysing your inner life (although you do that, too). So let the show begin, but make sure your life doesn’t depend on the applause."