Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What Sparks Creativity?

I've been thinking about creativity a lot lately (what is is, who is creative, what distinguishes creative people from others and what sparks a creative urge). In fact, I had just started a post on that very thing and wasn't exactly happy with it when I came across the video below.

It occurred to me that most of us (probably) are creative in some way, but not everyone realizes that about themselves. Some people may be more creative than others, it's true, but I think that with the right spark and the right circumstances and the right attitude, even people who don't consider themselves to be creative will find hidden pools of creativity within themselves.

Sometimes it's necessity that brings out a person's creative side (a person needs something, but lacks the funds, know how or resources to obtain what they need, so they create their own substitute). Sometimes a person may see or read or hear something that inspires them to attempt their own creations. in this video, a person may like a thing (an article of clothing, a recipe, a decorating scheme, a garden...or so many other possibilities), but may not feel that the original is a good fit for them and what they want, so they use that original as a springboard to make something completely different and unique that will meet their needs. And sometimes an idea will seem to drop out of the sky. I love when that happens!

In this video, you'll see how two people, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz were driven to create their own original house (along with exploring their unique talents regarding photography and fashion).

Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz from Matt Glass on Vimeo.

I urge you to click on the link below the video to find out more about this creative couple.


Debra said...

Lovely and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Debra, thank you. It was so odd. I was just about to shelve the post I'd been writing when I found a link to this video and the puzzle pieces fit. What an interesting couple! I'd love to see that house in person.