This week we read and talked a lot about non-writerly kinds of creativity, so I want to challenge us to think in creative ways about how we can be creative. 😉
In the forum, Caleb noted that math can be a kind of creativity—solving problems, any kind of problems, requires both skill and imagination. And Kara quoted Sandra McCracken, who says that caregiving (mopping, cooking, teaching, nurturing) is just as creative as artmaking. We talked, too, about how to “pull up the carpet” and make the place where we are a real home.
- Look around you. What’s one way you can add beauty or home-ness to your world?
- Look at your to-do list. What’s one task that needs your creativity?
- What’s a task that doesn’t feel creative? Can you bring your creativity to it anyway?
Bonus, if you just need to write: Try your hand at a sonnet.
Come over to the forum if you want, for discussion, encouragement, and to share your creative work! I am really appreciating hearing from you all as we read together. 🙂