Common myths about creativity
I always loved to draw , sketch , design , make crafts but at some point I stopped that. It did not make sense in my work environment , I forgot I was creative , I stopped calling myself creative. I guess I felt I need some form of certificate or permission for being creative.
At Narosib one of our values is to empower inspiration amongst all of you to live to your fullest creative potential.
It doesn't mean we want everyone to become famous artists or designers, it is just to remind everyone of the creative powers within them.
Remember every time you make something, anything , or just do something differently your creative powers are at work!That's why we wanted to add a weekly series on creativity, in the hopes to give more of an insight on this abstract concept of "creativity"
Today we wanted to break down common misconceptions about creativity:
1.Having to be "good" at art : Truth is art is only one form of creativity, unfortunately since art seems to be the only creative subject in our educational system, this has created an unhealthy lie about creativity = good at drawing. You have to find your unique form of creativity and that can be creating ANYTHING.
2.You are born creative: Most people believe creativity comes naturally to only some people and that our brains are either left of right sided. We all have creativity within us , it's just some of us find it easier than others.
3.You can't learn or train you're creativity : This is completely false, creativity needs to be practiced every single day whether that's cooking a new recipes or brainstorming ideas or little details you add to your outfit.
Also most people who are professional in creative crafts like photography or painting had to practice & learn before mastering it.
So please if you are inspired to do something creative go for it, do not let these myths stop you.
Do you take beautiful pictures? love to create new recipes? love to style your house in a certain way and constantly find yourself browsing fashion or architecture magazines for inspirations? love gardening?love repairing or remaking cloths? the list is long ;-)
We often wait for permission to do something. I have talked a bit about my own journey here and that I was waiting for permission to call myself an entrepreneur or a designer!
It's not our fault! most of us remember when we were young we were constantly told to ask permission first before doing anything! Our parents and teachers wanted us to be safe , so this was their way of keeping us safe. Now we are old enough!
Which of these myths were you familiar with already? What story are you telling yourself?