Everyone can be CREATIVE!

On my earlier posts, I have defined what creativity is for me.

Yes, it takes courage to proclaim it but again I do believe that everyone can be creative. So, this time, I’d like you to relate more to it. That’s why in this blog post I’m sharing my thoughts on what a creative person is . . . or who are these creatives?

 

You are a creative if you are – – – 

  • an artist – of any form

  • a teacher

  • musician (singer, lyricist, guitarist, pianist and all other instruments)

  • poet

  • writer, novelist

  • DIY enthusiast

  • graphic designer

  • actor/actress

  • directors, costumes designers

  • painter

  • dj/vj

  • speaker

  • flower arranger

  • architect / engineer

  • copywriters

  • storytellers

  • ads creators (print,audio and video)

  • blogger /vlogger

  • fashion trendsetter, tailors, dressmakers/seamstress

  • event organizers

  • and the list goes on . . . ultimately, YOU are one!

Now — don’t worry if your creative pursuit (or profession) isn’t on this list because whatever you are into (creatively), you’re an artist of life. You are a creative no matter what!

A creative is an artist in any form of art. It’s not exclusive for musicians, writers or painters. Creatives are people who sees the world a little differently than others. S/he is an individual who may usually influence others not only through their personality but by the gifts and talents that are innate in them.

S/he is a thought leader. Sometimes s/he doesn’t know what s/he does. Very relatable right? 🙂 haha

So, what does a creative exactly do?

A creative CREATES. S/he creates something for the mere reason of personal pleasure. She writes just to write, he sings/dances just to feel the music within and just to be entwined with pure joy as the tone and rhythm goes around the whole room. She crafts ideas both made and not made yet.

 

So a creative creates whatever it is that he/she feels that the world calls him/her to create.

 

A creative follows and breaks the rules to accomplish what needs to be born.

With this definition, I know that once in our life we have that thrill and call to do something. To create something. Therefore I strongly believed that everyone can be creative!

And yes, you! You who are reading this — is a creative too! After all you won’t land to this page without that inkling that you are one. 🙂

What type of creative are you and how do you define what a creative is? Share it on the comment below.

 

Don’t let that creative light within you blinkers…

Go on and create! Create, create create! 🙂 

 

 

God bless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#Creativity #TheCreativePassport #CreativeCuriosity #CreativeGenius #CreativeLiving #Lala  #DivineSpark

My Creative Mantra

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I have been following Lavendaire (Aileen Xu) for almost 6 months now and she is definitely inspiring me to be creative (among others). As I continue to follow her – I happen to bumped into her mini-activity of creating a Creative Mantra; an affirmation about who I am as a creative.

So here is my declaration!

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I am creative.

I am passionate and worthy to share my talent and skills to the world.

I am confident of being God’s creation, therefore I know I am special.

I am destined for greatness.

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#CreativeMantra
#TheCreativePassport
#DivineSpark
#TalentsForHim
#DestinedForGreatness

 

Creative Mantra is your personal declaration of who you are as a creative individual. It is your creative manifesto. A declaration (published and verbal) of your intentions, motives, views on creativity – on creating anything. Your affirmation to create, create and create! And as my writing hero – Elizabeth Gilbert asks: Who gets to decide if you are creative? (a legitimate artist) – no one but YOU!

 

So go ahead, have your own manifesto. What’s your #CreativeMantra?

 

Share it on the comment section below 🙂

 

God bless,

 

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Creativity

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Henri Matisse nailed it in saying “Creativity takes Courage” – true indeed!

“CREATIVE” 
“CREATIVITY”
“CREATIVE LIVING”
Big words!!! Yes they are!

I believe the very reason that Matisse said that it takes courage because being “creative” – most of the times looks like a highfaluting word in such a way that there must be something great, sparkling or amazing! A high level personality inside you. But personally, I think everyone can be creative. We just have to unleash it and be open to possibilities.

When we create something, out of our passion or any creative expressions through writings, arts, music, DIYs etc, it is putting out ourselves to the world (whether within our inner circle or to the social media world). Thus displays both of our strengths and vulnerability. The world then sees a part of who we are. Most probably judge us with our own output. A few may also praise. Majority won’t care at all.

Courage then is essential. With the above facts of who and how many are they . . .  it is up to you if you want to pursue that creative life.

As for me? Ohh YES!

I personally believe that everyone can be creative. Because it is not what we have, it’s what we do.

Be reminded as well that whatever we create comes from the Creator and so whatever I am doing –  I do it for His glory.

 

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The true work of art is but a shadow of Divine Perfection. – MichaelAngelo

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Over the next few days, months or even years, my creative journey will be using these hashtags  #TheCreativePassport #CreativeCuriosity #CreativeGenius #CreativeLiving #Lala  #DivineSpark as I put myself out of the world of creativity.

Stay with me? Cheers to this journey of courage!

 

Be blessed & be God’s blessings!

 

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Gratitude Journal with a Twist!

Gratitude Journal with a Twist!

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Do you love writing journals?

I do! Or shall I say, I did!

My favorite TV show back in my High-school days was G-mik and Roni/Ronalisa (You’d know who she is if you are a fan… curious? this is her IG) used to write diaries. So as a teen and a trying hard writer (been really trying hard ever since… 🤣 hahaha) I took my own space and started writing diaries! Oh by the way – it was also in High school  that I read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl – that inspired me to start the journalling too!

Fast forward 2010 ~ 2011 – I found myself less “emo”, so I started to drift away from this habit. I guess social media came and a love life too. 

So somehow my “me time” and my Dear Diary moment started to vanish. Until it was totally out. But, I still hoard notebooks of different shapes, size, designs and colors. I guess the teacher in me – still sinks in whenever I am in a bookstore/stationary shop.  I feel like I’m at home – I’m in my haven! 🙂 A part of me still have that “diarist”/journalist soul! 

Anyhow – I have started to make a new way of writing journals. As I continue to embark this “creative living lifestyle” I found that a habit I’ve “paused for a while” is worth keeping! – that is – – – 

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Having a notebook to write your thoughts, ideas and even keeping a Gratitude list!

Now, this post is about that GRATITUDE JOURNAL. . . .

(with a twist! – as the title says! hehe)

I started creating a journal or list of THANK YOU/GRATEFULNESS. The first entry went pretty well.

Day 2 – Another good one.

Day 3 – Still good

Day 4 /5 /6 /7 /8 – – – I suddenly started feeling like – oooppppsss!

What happened?

My list has become a copy and paste . . .

Then I heard in one podcast that I love listening – Happier by Gretchen Rubin! That keep at least 3 rather than just blurting out a looonnng list. Stay very specific and recognize even the smallest things that bring you joy!

So Let’s say:

 


Today, I am thankful for:

  1. Person – For that smile from a baby I met in the metro.
  2. An Achievement – For today’s safety travel.
  3. Something small – For that smell of a coffee that boosts my mood!

If you think this is the twist – – – well, not yet!

As I continue to explore podcasts, articles, blogs and other TV/Youtube shows on creativity, business, productivity and more – I landed on Marie Forleo’s Marie TV!

She once had a guest that describes similar habit/practice – but instead of simply writing the easy one (even if small and specific) – the guest mentioned that it is better if we take this into a step higher . . .

How?

He said, how about you write 3 things you are grateful in a “different perspective”.

Today, look at life on the other side of the coin.

Write 3 things that brings you stress, worries or something that is not positive. Oppppsss! Stay with me! The twist is here!

 

Let’s say:


Today, these things bring me a not so good moments:

  1. A Difficult Person at work/home/community (be specific) – he/she wont see this diary anyway.
  2. A bill I missed to pay.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment

Now, let’s do the twist!


Today, these things bring me a “not so good moment” BUT! On the other hand I learned to – –(Make them BOLD or underline them on your journal to emphasize that these are the one you are GRATEFUL for and not the stress/negativity.)

  1. For Example – John – he was difficult but I learned to extend more of my patience.
  2. A bill I missed to pay – I missed to pay this because I haven’t keep it on my notes/calendar/reminder list. So I learned to take note and mindful about it.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment – I learned to set an hour or 2 to make sure to be on time.

Vary your list on day to day basis. This exercise will allow you to be mindful of looking at the positive side of the story. Most of the time, we focus only on one side that we fail to see the brighter one.  

If one day, you find yourself not having any negative moments – then no need to make it with a twist. Go the simple way by just writing what is positive.

This is just an alternative.

Which I personally love and so I am sharing it!

 

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My journals through these years… 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Stay positive.

 

Be blessed and be God’s blessings!

 

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