DIY Creations: What Is Creativity?

DIY Creations: What Is Creativity?

What is creativity?

We found this definition amongst many others:

“Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.”

There are so many people that claim not to be creative, that they are ‘not artists.’

But it is our assertion at DIY Creations that we are all artists, and not only that, but we are constantly creative in ways that we don’t even think about—cooking, how we set up the furniture in our home, how we decorate, how to juggle our children’s schedules with our own, how to make time with our partner when our schedule seems otherwise overflowing—there is more to this creativity thing than meets the eye.

And, not only that, but the creative arts like drawing, painting, sculpting and more, which are how we most commonly tend to think of “art,” are something that was encouraged when we were children—inside of school and out—and yet as adults, this seems to have fallen away. For those children that excelled at art, they became defined as artists, and for those that didn’t, they forever categorized themselves as “not artistic” and say “oh I can’t draw.”

But in the same way that those who claim they can’t sing can all sing “Happy Birthday,” we at DIY Creations believe that everyone can create. And of course while we all prefer that the outcome of our creativity be something attractive and well put together, let us not forget the process itself and how deeply satisfying it can be. Simply by working with your hands, and making decisions about how you want whatever you are creating to be—choosing colors, materials, shape, size and more—you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself, create new neuropathways in your brain and get inspired.

So, come on in to DIY Creations, the revolutionary crafting tavern in Loveland, Colorado—be sure to make your reservation online today—and find out about all the cool projects we have at DIY (not to mention excellent adult beverages!). We have projects for all levels of experience and skill, and you will be so excited that you came in.

And, we are certain that once you come in once, you will be compelled to come back, and this time bring all of your friends.

“Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

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