Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun...with Dolphin Puppets and Things

I should not be surprised that creativity is everywhere because the Creator is everywhere.

It's only day three and I was starting to question the point of writing this series. I know creativity is important to me, but it often feels so separate from the rest of what's going on in the world. Sometimes, daily life seems uncreative to me and I don't know how to connect it to everything else going on out there.

On any given day, my mind goes round and round like the guinea pig on the wheel, because everything I see becomes something I think I can incorporate into writing, can be molded into a creative something. I blame it on my parents. They gave me too many books as a child. Too much imagination.

So, the thing is that I've never had a problem calling myself creative. It's something that's been nurtured a lot in me. Also, I think I have this need to create that is just on the forefront of my brain a lot of the time.

Hear me, I don't think I'm some kind of special person with unique creative qualities. Actually, I think it's quite normal.

I took a class in college that changed the way I think about creativity. It was called Integrated Fine Arts and it was taught by one of the most interesting professors/people I've met. Basically, it was all about tapping into this untouched creativeness we all have inside us, not some of us, all of us.

This happens differently for all of us, but it happens.

More on this class later, because it was awesome and I made dolphin puppets and I learned that I do like photography, even though I'm more wordy than I am visual (this is not a new fact for people who know me).

Everyday is not the most 'creative' of days, but everyday we can be reminded that creativity is everywhere. And whenever I think my love for all things creative is silly and child's work and maybe even feel a little guilty for loving the art of play so much, God keeps reminding me that creativity is who He is first, before it is who I am.

When we create, we get to put on display who God made us to be. And it's fun! And this is good.

Need an adventure? give yourself permission to have fun today.

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw


  1. Hi Julie! I think all people who are starting to write look at their lives and occurrences in a different way. Always trying to find something to write about, just the simplest thing starts the imagination rolling. Like your gerbil!

    Best of luck on your writing challenge!

  2. Writing can definitely help you look at life differently. Hope you are well, thanks for your words.