|It's a Beautiful Day to Sit Outside, Acrylic on Wood,|
12 x 12 inches, Copyright 2015 Mary Gravelle (Mary Rae Rush)
I think one issue is that we need to separate creativity from art. The generalized belief that creativity=art is wherein lies a problem.
Creativity is simply another way of thinking and problem solving. It is just as important as critical thinking, where the right brain finally gets a break and its due recognition.
I think as artists, we might have been blessed with a deeper sense of our creativity, which is innate to everyone of us. It can be taught through a way of discovery and practice.
Even though Artists in general might be born with a heavier emphasis on right brain activity, they can also benefit by educating themselves in creativity.
Once one realizes their creative power (their creativity), every other subject and facet of life will be enhanced.
|Open the Door, Let the Light in,|
Chalk Pastel on Paper,
Copyright 1995 Mary Gravelle.
Is creativity important to you? Do you think creativity should be better valued in our society? What are your thoughts about creativity and creativity vs. art?
Until Next Week• Create art
• Appreciate art
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|The handsome, Sir Kitty. Meow.|
|Mary Rae Rush with one of her large abstract paintings.|
Her art can be viewed on her website.