The secret to creativity

Lately I’ve been feeling like I need another creative outlet. Haven’t really felt like writing though. Maybe this explains my lack of posts.

Today I went to Michael’s, the craft store, and bought some modeling clay. Started kneading it around and trying to shape it into things. Not really making anything in particular. The lump of clay started to look like a stump and then it became a human head shaped stump.

I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was doing with my hands. Started listening to a podcast and the host made a comment about creativity. He said that to be really creative you need to stop “self observation.” If you are looking at yourself and observing why you are doing what you are, you can’t be your creative best. You just have to create.

Anyway, I found it very profound considering that I was trying to fill a creative void in my life at the time.