While the focus here at The Sparkle Experiment is on making art, it’s important to mention being creative isn’t just about drawing, collaging, doodling, painting or making marks on paper. Creativity is defined as ‘The use of imagination or original ideas to create something,’ and so that something can really be anything.
As Jessica N. Turner in The Fringe Hours explains “Creativity isn’t crafting; it is any original expression you pursue—running, playing music, gardening, sewing, cooking, and so on are all creative acts. Even activities like volunteering and throwing parties are creative pursuits because by giving of ourselves for others we are expressing ourselves in a meaningful way. Moreover, these are activities that inspire us in an indescribable way. And when we make room in our days to include them, we feel more alive and joyful.”
You can use whatever materials, methods or reasons you like to get creative. Don’t limit yourself to thinking creativity is painting on a canvas because from that limited viewpoint, you miss out on the abundance of creative possibilities.