As I sat down to type this I felt the familiar guilt of having done NOTHING in my sketchbook since my last post two weeks’ ago. “But you have!” my inner voice tells me. I’d forgotten I’d drawn some character sketches for my Craftsy Expressive Picture Book Characters course, trying to figure out how to make an animal look upset. But I’ve been asleep a few times since then. And I’m so used to berating myself for not doing any drawing, that I don’t make a point of revelling when I do.
And this doesn’t take into account other creative things I’ve been doing during the last two weeks. Mr C and I have started to design our front garden, which is currently a 12x6m patch of gravel, with no foliage. I’ve also started to adjust a worn-once dress so I’ll wear it more often, and had to create stuff for work. And although I added a few doodles to my character design sketchbook, that’s not the point.
Creativity can manifest itself in many ways, through words, images, ideas, conversations, and clothes, for example. So, we shouldn’t use just one method to measure our creativity by, if at all. The quality of our creative journey is probably a far better indicator of the progress we’re making, than the number of steps (pages/projects) we’ve taken to get there.
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