Sep 16, 2010

Thoughts on Creativity

I found this quiz via the beautiful artlovejoy blog, authored by the lovely Wini. She asked, "What's Your Creative Style?"

Now, I don't know about you, but I often take these little quizzes just for fun, or to waste a little time. But my results for this particular question really made sense to me...

Creativity enriches you

Creativity is separate from the real world for you. But it’s a magical world in which you like to immerse yourself. When you’re involved in it, you get the wonderful sensation that there are no limits, that anything is possible. What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create. Planting flowers, writing poetry, embroidery or putting together a photo album, these are all suited to your sort of quiet creativity. You want to fall in love with what you create. You also think of creativity as a part of you in which you can take refuge and feel protected. As the psychoanalyst D Anzieu explained, creativity acts as an ‘encouraging parent — loving, enriching and supportive’. You would love to use your creativity to retreat into a world that is kind and reassuring. For you, being creative means having the chance to become one with what you create, bathe in the glory of it and allow yourself to be taken over by it. This is why you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience.

Oh yes. That is my creative style, all right. What's yours?


  1. I love your botanical inspired ferns! Beautiful. I did your quiz. I was "creativity gives you insight". Interesting....

  2. Thank you for the lovely mention! Its really sweet of you. Its nice to hear that we got the same result. I really like your photos of the delicate ferns. They go well with the text!! Wini xo


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