I’m into creativity at the moment–meaning not only do I want to DO it, I’m also reading a lot about it and searching for examples. For a long time I was thinking about critical thinking–now I’m trying to decide how closely aligned are critical thinking and creativity. It seems to me that they are very close but I expect deeper reading and contemplation will reveal more in this area.
So what got me off on this bent? I think it was work burn-out. I had just had it, and I was trying to figure out why I was having a total melt-down, hysterical, nervous breakdown. Just months of thinking that time in a mental institute was looking mighty attractive.
And then it hit me–I wasn’t creating anything. If anything, i was spending all my time deconstructing things–the very opposite of creation. Luckily this insight occurred right before spring break. I ran to a crafts store, bought lots of goodies, and spent some of that week off just making stuff. I haven’t stopped since. I’m painting a bird-house and making a bird mobile. Not sure why birds–coincidence or spring? Lots of birds around at the moment.
I also found this blog. Makes me crazy to try new things–