I have the urge to create, but I do not know what
I always get these urges to make something, create something beautiful and original that I would be proud of, but i rarely act on them because I am not always sure what I should create. I think one reason is that I am not sure what my natural talent and acquired skills would be best used for. I have thought about drawing, but I am a mediocre artist at best. Woodworking is something that I have always been interested in, and i have some experience with, but what to make out of it? (not to mention supplies are expensive) but hey i could always carve a stick or something right? Another thing i have thought about is writing short stories. Which I have done before.
Any way, the point is: I am looking for new ideas! What could I make??
How about this: If any form of expression interests you, go with it!
It is known that creative people have a tendency not to be that interested in the end result of their “creation: however find most pleasure in the process of the creation, the actual creative process.
It can therefor be quite difficult to judge merely based on end result as Timmy also pointed out.
Trail and error is the way to go.
I myself enjoy writing,stories, or poetry, or… sketching, painting, but also metal working (panel beating) and making short remixes ( http://www.youtube.com/user/Letterstoluna?feature=mhee )
so try, fail, enjoy and try again… it is your bliss ;)
I have a couple things to say to this. One, a quote, “Self doubt is the enemy of creativity.” And two, something I read that helped me think of creating in a more constructive way: Think of starting an art project less as a huge inspiration striking all at once, and more like an archaeologist slowly and carefully uncovering an ancient artifact.
Three, I read something else(I have source amnesia for where I find these things) that said that if you get an idea for something, you plant the seed in your mind for it. Live life as normal and if this idea tends to keep popping up or slowly evolving, run with it! If you forget it, you forget it.
I’ve been an artist my whole life and for the past couple years I have a mental block toward my creativity because I always want to draw or paint something “worthwhile” instead of the same old designs I always do. For that reason I barely ever pursue my passion. If i sit down to a canvas thinking that I’m going to make something great and original, those are the times I find it hardest to do so. If you can get past that mindset and think of it as an activity that you’re doing for fun for the simple reason that you want to, with no end result in mind, you can open the floodgates of your own creative mind! (Works for me anyway). :)
thanks for everything, everyone. all very good points and i will do my best to take them to heart
@Syn.Ther, I am unfortunately both interested in the creative process and the end result… but that’s just because I’m an actor by trade.
Self-Doubt abounds! Idiocy surrounds! ^_^
James I swear I know how you feel!! You’ve got potential-but what can you do/where should you go with it? I’ll throw out some thoughts, they may or may not be what you were looking for.. or maybe it’ll spark you to think of something else..
@SW there is nothing unfortunate about that, it just means you are still not done ;)
But are we ever really… ;)
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