Who I am- Beliefs About Creativity

by Alissa Marquess on September 13, 2011

 Why Creative with Kids?

Creative with KidsCreative with Kids.   After writing here as “Lissybug” for some time, I realized that I needed a new name that better describes who I am, and what people find here.

Being creative with kids is a work in progress for me.  I think about, and practice, creativity every day, but it’s practice, not perfection, and while I hope you learn something here from me, I’d like you to know how grateful I am for all I learn from you, through your comments, blogs and other ways we connect.

I have a few core beliefs about creativity:

  • Creativity helps us better connect with our families.
  • Everyone is creative. You are creative.
  • You can be creative with kids.
  • Our children need creativity in their lives in order to become happy and fulfilled adults.  They need to see adults exploring their own creativity.
  • It is not too late to discover your creativity.
  • Creativity is not separate from life.
  • Creative practice builds courage, breaks down internal walls and helps you come home to yourself.
  • Play helps us reach our creative potential.  We learn best through play.

I am inspired by the people I meet online and in my day to day life, who allow themselves to unfold through creative play and share their work with those around them.  I can’t wait to see where we go together.

Thank you for joining me!  Please subscribe and join our creative exploration!

And while you’re thinking of it, do you have some core beliefs about creativity?  Why is creativity important to you?  Let me know in the comments.

3 comments
Alissa
Alissa

Jamie- creativity definitely fulfill empty voids that sometime wasn't even aware I had. Laura- So true about diversity. It is beautiful and interesting. I think that also is where creativity can get scary for people. It brings up novel and different ideas and that can shake us. When we can step back and see the beauty that diversity brings we can be more open to our own and other people's creativity.

Laura
Laura

I love diversity. I believe it comes through creativity. I love watching things like which toy my kids will go to first when entering a new play area. I love that they individually are so different and so creative. For me creativity has been my life. I like to make things new and to see how one thing can have several meanings.

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Beautifully said. It wasn't until blogging that I realized my passion for creative play, and play in general for kids. It benefits my children greatly, but it also helps me too in ways that I can't explain. But it seems to fulfill those empty voids. And anyone can be creative. Creative doesn't mean its with art in particular either.

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