having the quality or power of creating.
resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing.
originative; productive (usually fol. by of ).
Facetious . using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping.
But there is more to being creative than just words, and that is the power of creativity. It is almost another sense of it’s own that you can’t see or put into exact words. Reserachers have been trying for years to put creativity into terms. So far this is what I have found…
In creativity research, we refer to the three Bs—for the bathtub, the bed and the bus—places where ideas have famously and suddenly emerged. When we take time off from working on a problem, we change what we’re doing and our context, and that can activate different areas of our brain. If the answer wasn’t in the part of the brain we were using, it might be in another. If we’re lucky, in the next context we may hear or see something that relates—distantly—to the problem that we had temporarily put aside.-Info from Time magazine researcher , psychologist R. Keith Sawyer
I find I think best when I’m watching movies. I get inspired by the 30’s and start designing…but being creative or thinking creatively comes different to different people.
What are some habits of a creative person?
I can usually spot creative people from a mile away. They give themselves away through descriptive hand gestures when they talk to create a more vivid image in your head. Even wearing vibrant colours on a daily basis could hint to a creative mind. Most creative people are inspired by colours and textures so they dress as well. I notice other traits, like being slightly neurotic, overly anxious, or sensitive to voice tone or negative vibes. Creative people pick up on things very quickly, because their senses are working a little harder than the typical non-creative person. I also see some slightly obsessive behaviour in creative persons. My mother and her siblings are all very creative but have a slight obsessive notion about them. My mother was always fanatic about threads and stitching. She would often look at garments very closely and look through each one until she finds a piece without any flaws, then she gets home and needlessly scours the garment for any loose threads. My brother is also very creative and has a similar trait. He will sit and stare intensely at the shoes he just bought or the food he is about to eat for minutes on end. I also see this around the craft field…other crafters I have met are slightly obsessive about something…This is not a bad things, because our obsessive behaviour will make us perfectionist in our fields.
I personally find that my creative ambitions are very related to my emotional attachment to things. I am attached to kind and gentle nature, so I love silver screen movies where the morals were much more innocent and in turn I feel attached to those movies, and the era. A lot of my own personal designs are stemmed from the 30’s and it gives me a sense of relief. An I must make this feeling runs through my body when I think of a new design and I just can’t stay calm until I have fully executed it. There is always a sense of urgency with me and the things I make. I have to make it now, I have to see it come to life! Making plans to leave the house is even a struggle because I will be away from my sewing machine and materials. What if I come up with a new design and forget? What if someone beats me to it?…what if someone needs a custom order and I’m not there to receive it? All of these things give me motivation, and excitement when creating. Again my neuroses is working in my favour because I get things done, and try new designs all the time!
Tell us! What are some creative traits that you encounter on a daily basis? Do you spot them in other people or do you spot them in yourself?