Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's Your Creative Style?


So, Y'all know I have been seriously blogging lately, right? Well I have and it really has been fun and I am making new friends! It's great to have a readership from all over the world.   It gives a sense of empowerment to push that Publish button, and then scroll down to my little widget that says,  "Who's Among Us", all credits to my friend Jessica over at Jess Clark. TV and believe it or not, I can see who is reading my blog at that very minute!

So, you stalkers, I know who you are!  I know what city you are in, and even your IP address!  No, I don't know your Social Security numbers, so stop sweating.   Truly, it would be a delight to me if you would join in on the conversation!

I digress.  I advertise on Sonya's Blog (which rocks, by the way) and I can say that she and I are similar, not as artists, mind you, but in our interests in organic, sustainable living.  The super-cali-frag-i-list- ic thing about it, is I met Sonya on ETSY where we both have online shops, and we are fellow team mates on the Success Team headed up by the fearless and oh so charming Daniellexo who is a goldsmith by background, but currently the Seller/Educator at Etsy.com Admin.  I just love danielle; she is so friendly and helpful, and ALWAYS answers  my convos promptly.  I try not to convo her too often...

I digress.

Sonya talks alot about business on her blog and has very helpful tips, recipes, and even How To's.  From what I read lately, this is a DIY generation, so those who post How To's will become successful once found!   I have been giving much thought about this....

She had posted this test on What's Your Creative Style?   I don't usually do these kinds of things but since we are so altruistically inwardly introspective as artists whose expressions are always fluid, always aspiring, always growing and evolving, I thought I would give the simple test a go.     Mind you it was hard to accurately answer all 8 or so questions, but I did my best.

This is Me:   (I know you have ALWAYS been dying to know, haha...so I now bare my living soul)


Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement. • To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now.

To which, by the way, I wholeheartedly concur, in fact.


What is YOUR WHY?


Have you visited it for awhile?


Or, are you just stuck with your nose in Google Analytics?


Yep, I thought so.


Yep, I know....me too.




So, What's Your Creative Style?   


Go ahead, take the test!  Be sure to share your results with all 43 of us! 
We're dying to know!


Thanks for stopping by!
See you tomorrow!

4 comments:

Casey said...

"Creativity enriches you
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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."


Well, I guess that about explains that.
You're doing a wonderful blogging job, keep up the great work. You do a great job at what you enjoy. And I do believe its the Life is Good, or whatnot, brand that's motto is: "Like what you do, do what you like." Every time I see that on my "Hold your horses" shirt, I think of you. It is great to see people do what they know how to do, but it is inspiring to see people do what they love. Keep it up! [:

Kanelstrand said...

Kelly, your result shows clearly that we really do have a lot in common! I like how the "moulding" part of your creative self corresponds with the physical moulding of your soaps, isn't that just great!

Sher said...

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. • To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now.

That's my style!

Love your blog...so cute!

Kelly Ann Taylor said...

Hi Sher,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our little blog!
Thank you for sharing! YOur answer was the same as my darling daughter!

Glad to meet you!

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