Putting a little creativity in your life is important. I'm sure that everybody is put on this planet to be creative in some way.
The way I look at it, creativity comes from looking at things in a different way. The expression of thinking of things in a different way can be the manifestation of your creativity. It's, as they say, thinking outside the box.
Photography, writing, drawing, painting, music, tattooing, mathematics, winemaking, programming, woodworking, dribbling a basketball or kicking a football. All these things are manifestations of a creativity, education and practice. You need to firmly plant that manifestation outside your box.
For the longest time I knew that I liked to draw but I would live in my head and didn't produce anything. Sure, I'd pick up a pencil and occasionally draw something. That something usually ended up in the bin.
In order to produce something you usually have to learn certain skills. Those skills often come at a cost. Hard work, risk and even sometimes reward. All that takes time and instruction (self or otherwise). Success comes from the consistent pursuit of worthwhile goals.
You can be the greatest whatever in the world but if you don't create you are not exercising the muscle that makes you get better. You have to occasionally go beyond your comfort zone. Creating is really just manifesting your talent and we all have some talent.
Here are two birds that watch each others back and help each other along. This was something that grew from a doodle. Perhaps someday it will be more but right now it is a manifestation of my practice for the day. I am happy for that.
What's your worthwhile goal? Where do you apply your creativity?
I hope everybody has a great weekend.