i love scrapping. both traditional and digital.
it’s just that…i’m not creative enough.
is there a way to enhance creativity? how do i possess the ability to create beautiful things from scratch? what if the foundations are weak?
i grew up in a home where excellence in music or arts was never recognized. in fact, it was a bit discouraged. my little brother is very good in music. if he hears a tune, he can copy it on his flute or guitar. later on, he mastered doing music using the computer connecting his effects/fx and guitar on it. then he got into bands. up until now, my parents are blaming it for every bit of his mishaps. (but i guess they’ve learned to accept it now somehow.)
you see, both my parents are good in math, physics and recall (or quick memory access). so we grew up thinking the only way to be considered smart (or acceptable as a daughter/son to parents) is to be good in math and sciences. ok, math and science were easy. but in order to be good in other subjects, we were encouraged to regularly read the Time magazine, and the newspaper. i said encouraged ‘coz they never forced us. i noticed too that i approach things in a structured way. i always wanted to have a plan, to have a clear image first before doing any step.
funny thing was, during college where most of them were logical rather than intuitive, people started regarding me as the creative one. they liked the way i write (duh?) or the grammatical correctness of my sentences. (excuse me, have you not realize that this is just similar with math? just know the formula once, and you can answer all the questions. so if i don’t know the correct grammar, mali na talaga ako forever! kasi stock knowledge ako lagi )
how i wish i can be as creative as the ones i see at twopeas.
it’s not easy to squeeze out creative juice from someone who once thought the only beautiful colored thing was the rubik’s cube.