I’m starting a blog about finding your creativity because I think it’s vitally important for each and every one of us to find a creative outlet, and use it regularly.
Buckminster Fuller said that if each person contributed his or her unique gift, the world would be in perfect harmony. I think a key to finding and expressing our unique gifts can be found through creativity. Quoting songwriter Jonatha Brooke from her Art of the Song interview: “I think everyone is creative… creativity is just a matter of what you’re passionate about. It could be business, it could be law, it could be a doctor. Creativity is I think about passion.” Many people think that you have to be an artist or musician to be creative, and that it’s an “airy-fairy” thing. I think creativity is a holistic way of thinking, a blending of the analytical with the inspired.
This blog will be a mixture of my own creative journey (musician, guitar maker, photographer, entrepreneur) combined with some of the wisdom I’ve gained through interviewing hundreds of creative people through the work with my beloved Vivian at Art of the Song Creativity Radio. I hope you’ll follow along and contribute any insights you might have on this wide-ranging and very important topic. It is my sincere hope that you will deepen your own creativity if you have found it; find it if you are still searching; or begin exploring if you didn’t think it was important before.