A recent Etsy contest about “Why I Create” lead me to make this cool graphic, and it is the simple answer to why I am involved in the bead and jewelry making craft.
Knowing full well that my chances of winning were slim, I didn’t want this image to go to waste so decided to add it here on the blog, with a few words about the act of creating, and how it evolves.
Dictionary definition of create
: to make or produce (something) : to cause (something new) to exist
: to cause (a particular situation) to exist
: to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and imagination
Imagination: There are so many ways that this evolves, sometimes it is by seeing something visually that is appealing or stimulating, and sometimes images just appear in my mind. Many times I create just to get those images out of my head. Other times I believe that ingenuity plays a big part:
“I can imagine anything but what really cool stuff can I make with what I have???”
Plan & Organize: Recently I had to make a large amount of the same item and it took some planning to make sure I had enough of everything so that I wasn’t scrambling at the last-minute to find what I needed. I did the math and ordered more than I needed, then kept it all together until my start day so that I wasn’t running around the office muttering:
“Oh my God where did I put those beads?? I know they are around here somewhere!”
Produce: Actually do it. So many people get stuck here. I know a lot of people who imagine and dream of things, but they just never take that next step of actually doing it. It is kind of like a car that won’t quite start, and believe me I have days like that as well, but to keep that from happening too often I make a schedule and put it on the calendar.
The basic definition of “create” is to produce so when you think of it like that we ALL create something every single day, which leads me right back to the beginning question of “Why do I create?”:
“The answer is the same, because there are just so many cool beads!!