Create, Love, Play.

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
—Henri Matisse

Ok, so you may be thinking what a beautiful quote but too bad it doesn’t pertain to me. My response to you is that every being, every person is creative. All day, every day we create and co-create. Yes, that’s right. You may have thought or even voiced that you’re no artist and have thought that because you don’t paint and draw or have a “traditional” art practice but that does not mean you don’t have artistic expression. We create all day – the daily choices you make create the life you’re living and experience right now!

Creativity belongs to all of us and is something we actively pursue and participate in everyday. The word art comes from the root word “ar” in latin which means “to fit together”, an action we do everyday. We may not be painters or graphic designers but we are all artists of our own life, our own destiny. Every time we fit something together we’re creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, even the clothes we choose to wear for the day. So the next time you find yourself creating take a moment to enjoy the process of action and choice and how this relates to your sense of adventure and love of play.

Photo: Suzie Cheel

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