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Are you creative and if so, how do you mainly express your creativity?

Writing (Poetry, stories, etc)
23 (31.1%)
Visual Arts (Paint, Drawing, Computer Art)
15 (20.3%)
Music (composing, singing, etc)
19 (25.7%)
Other (Anything else, what is it? Explain)
10 (13.5%)
I'm not a creative person
7 (9.5%)

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Offline MeghanAndrews

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« on: March 19, 2008, 06:50:28 pm »
Ok, so Shane and I were just discussing a video montage that I did and we got to talking about creativity in general. Question for you all...are you creative? Have you always been creative? How do you express your creativity?

I'm personally always creating stuff, whether it's writing poetry or composing stuff like that video collage thing (it's here ) or composing music (don't really do that much anymore). I've always been that way for as far back as I remember. I remember being 8 and 9 and writing my thoughts down on paper. I have books and books and books full of stuff like that.

How important is creativity to you? For me, it is necessary, it isn't a "nice-to-do" thing or something I dabble in. When I create, I do it because it's like a force inside of me that needs to come out. I think creative people understand where I'm coming from.

Anyway, your thoughts?

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 06:59:02 pm »
I am writing my story of the last two years - I hope it will be interesting to people once it is done and I guess it can be considered creative. I have finished chapter one of an expected nine chapters - it will be a while before it is unvailed.

And of course I am getting creative at work - The part I enjoy most about my job is when I get creative with my code.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 07:06:19 pm »
I've always been creative.  I've played and performed professionally and I'm now in amateur groups.  I enjoy writing fiction and non fiction.  I love to write poetry although I'm not one to read much of it.  I love to spend time in my shop designing and building things.

I'm always searching for something new to tackle.  I get somewhat proficient and then leave it for something else.  I rarely get really good at something because I get bored with it and move on to something else.

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Chaunte

Re: Creativity
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 07:10:29 pm »

I am a fairly prolific writer, though I have yet to get a story published.  I submit a couple stories per year to the Writers of the Future competition and I often quarter-final.  I, too, am working on a book about my transition.  The title is the same as my blog - You Can't Shave in a Minimart Bathroom.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 07:18:59 pm »
I like to play guitar, although I can only play super simple barre chords. I also like doing experimental sound collage stuff with keyboards. I can't actually play the thing though, it's something about the way that you position your fingers on the keyboard that kills my hands.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 07:22:06 pm »

Hi,

   I am creative.  I can express myself quite well through writing when the desire is there.  I've been unproductive lately but I expect it to turn around.

   I was not creative as a child, though I was imaginative.  It wasn't until I was 15 or 16 that I began expressing myself.

   Besides the writing, I have developed a sense of humor which I feel is very creative.  Someday, I'm hoping to do something useful with it.


   I'd like to make a note that I've never believed anyone who said that any of my work is good.   Not because I don't think the work is good, but rather that I suspect people are just trying to be nice.  I don't think what I do works for others so much as it does for me.  Even if I feel it's inferior in some way, I can always see it the way it is supposed to be.



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Re: Creativity
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 07:25:05 pm »
I do some drawing , but it's sporadic, very on and off thing, mostly childish scribbles, but it keeps me amused at times {^_^}
I have to ask why computer art is not counted ?

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 07:30:42 pm »
I have to ask why computer art is not counted ?

Oh no! It's a typo, it should be that it DOES count! Let me change that! Thanks Dawn

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 07:33:27 pm »
lol,kk. i was wondering about that, seemed quite odd :D

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 08:00:15 pm »
I tend to create in all directions, all sorts of things, I like the process. My writing is what I probably do most, I've written a novel and some stories and stuff. I've not published (yet?) but hope to be. I also mess around with videos and paint and food and I attempt a sense of humour.

Oh yeah and I got a website and a 'shop' selling androgyne designs like the one in my sig.

And I'd like to do music but need to up my sound card.
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Re: Creativity
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 09:27:30 pm »
I have been watching the numbers slowly grow on this poll.  I think the writing is a catharsis for the soul -  a chance to release what we feel deep inside. 

And music?  Music allows for emotions to be expressed that are too powerful, too deep for words alone.  Music lifts the soul to a higher plain.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 09:54:02 pm »
I'm not a creative person


Thanks Meghan, making me feel good about my creativity

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 09:56:08 pm »
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I think the writing is a catharsis for the soul -  a chance to release what we feel deep inside.
A picture captures a thousand words......  just teasing sinces i cant write good :P (sic)

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 10:00:45 pm »
I write, I program, I draw and design art/websites!  I'm all over the place, except for music.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2008, 10:04:32 pm »
Music has been my primary creative outlet since I was a kid, it's a place where I could express what was otherwise inexpressible in words. I'm sure I would've gone nuts without it. I've been fortunate to make a living from it. I also love to write; poetry, prose, essays, song lyrics...

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2008, 10:07:11 pm »
a picture may paint a thousand words, but a thousand words may paint many a picture
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Re: Creativity
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 01:43:59 am »
I'd like to make a note that I've never believed anyone who said that any of my work is good.   Not because I don't think the work is good, but rather that I suspect people are just trying to be nice.  I don't think what I do works for others so much as it does for me.  Even if I feel it's inferior in some way, I can always see it the way it is supposed to be.

Someday, you will learn to take a compliment.  Instead of being really introspective and critical of your own work, it's nice to open up and relish the fact that perhaps someone really has enjoyed or benefited from something you have written.

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 09:34:57 am »

Thank you, Cindi.  You're quite kind.  How did you get mixed up with this lot?   :laugh:

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 12:03:29 pm »
I think that I am creative, or I have am eye or somethng, I say this because Itake the most wonderfull photographs (from behind the lens). One day I may share my pictures with my friends here at susans. ::)

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Re: Creativity
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 01:37:55 pm »
Where is the "a little bit of everything" option?

I paint, draw, computer art, 3d modeling, banjo, piano, tell stories, GM for RPG's, design the graphics of computer programs, dance, sing, act...

Most of those I'm not very good at, mostly because I dabble in EVERYTHING, but I don't think I could single one out either. I can't do any of them professionally besides the user interfaces on programs. Most I can't even do in an amature capacity except for telling stories, GM, and acting (although I have sang in choirs before, but only community choir). But I have at least a bit of creativity in all of them.

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