Saturday, 19 March 2011

Encouraging creativity

How many times do you hear people say 'I'm not at all creative'?

It's really sad that so many have either had the enjoyment of being creative or the confidence that they can be creative taken away at some stage. I am sure that we can all be creative in our lives, but that often it is channelled into areas which we don't immediately see as being 'creative' - I have watched business men solving problems, engineers working on plans, cooks, gardeners, doctors etc. - we just use our 'right brains' for different purposes at different times. Also I think that, as we become used to achieving well at one thing, we less often move outside our comfort zone. Trying new skills or gaining new experiences is something we should all do now and again - however uncomfortable it can be.

   Wiggly wrapped wire sample                     
Wrapped wire and bead example
Wrapped wires and beads

So, on Thursday night when a group of 22 ladies from a local 'Ladies Circle' came to have a craft night and to create some treasures from wire and beads, I heard the usual cries of 'I can't', 'I don't know where to begin' and 'Why is mine always rubbish?'. By the end of the evening everyone went home with a pendant or bracelet or ornament or hair piece and big smiles on their faces as you can see. Well done everyone.

Just one more snippet to add - the burnt offering to the family last night was over toasted nachos -oh well!

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