How do you Create?

How do you Create?

Creativity can strike at any moment, and I truly believe that each and every one of us is creative, and has the ability to create amazing things. While some of us are artistically inclined, others have musical talent, and some have creativity in a number of other areas that they may not even realize. While we are all creative, one of the things I find most interesting is that we all create in completely individual ways.

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Inspiration and creative thoughts can truly come from anything, sometimes its something you hear, and other times something you see. Something as miniscule as the way someone looks at you or a passing scent can spark a thought and the desire to create. When that feeling takes you over, how do you create?

To give you a small insight into my creative mind, I offer up my Top 5 most essential things for creating.

1) Time.
While this is an element that can be in short supply, you need to make time to create. Things typically don’t appear out of thin air, and you need time to not only create, but also edit your creation. Don’t sell yourself short, and try to notch out a little time everyday to create.

2) Space.
I typically can be creative in most spaces. That said if I have my way I enjoy quiet spaces, with easy access to whatever supplies I need to create the object or thing at hand. This is just my preference, and it is different for every person.

3) Quantity.
Not everything you create is going to be amazing. I know this can be a hard truth to learn and accept, but the truth non-the less. Make LOTS of creations, make mistakes, learn from them, and keep creating! Its fun, and it will only help you grow!

4) Inspiration.
As I mentioned before, inspiration can come from anywhere! I keep a small journal with me at all times that I use to write down moments that mean something to me. These little notes help me remember moments, and help me draw upon inspiration when I need it.

5) Feedback.
Though it can be difficult to hear what some people think of your creation, it is always helpful to receive constructive criticism, praise, and general feedback. As creators, we are often too close to our work to truly see what we have. Let other people in, listen to what they have to say, and continue to grow.

So there you have it, a little look into the way I create and my preferences. How do you like to create? What works for you?

Jason Verhoosky
iCreate to Educate
Social Media and Community Manager

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