Creativity & Opinions

Monday, September 20, 2010

Silly things going on today, and a few quizzes.  Just mentioned to a neighbor that sometimes folks think it’s trivial when I talk about crafting, but it really  makes me happy, and since I’ve been selling work locally and online, it’s self-supporting.  I’m not going to try and convince anyone, I just know it keeps me content.

From Psychologies magazine, a quiz What’s your creative style? via How About Orange 

my result:

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

Less serious, but maybe more revealing: What Type of Vampire Knitter Are You?

a poll

“Crazy” I can relate to.  Cracking up at the thought of working through an entire lace shrug… or making and then wearing a corset.  

What’s your style?

2 comments:

  1. Yep, I too can relate to crazy. And I really get annoyed when people belittle crafting. Oh, don't get me started!

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  2. I could really related to how folks think it's trivial when it comes to crafting. I deal with the same set of peepz here too. And i really like your attitude of not letting it get to you and not convinving anyone. :) That looks like a fun quize. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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