Creative Style

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I read this on Rory’s blog (above), and he got it from Wondering Belle’s Blog. Go visit these blogs! There’s a quiz you can take to learn about your creativity (link below). Here’s my creative style:

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 and strength, freedom, power and movement.

I think this is a pretty good description of me and my creativity. I began writing because I needed to express how I was feeling even though I didn’t know that at the time. I was 11.


What’s your creative style? (link to quiz)

 

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I hold an MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University. I'm a fiction writer, blogger, wife, pet mom, and Ohio State Buckeye!

13 thoughts on “Creative Style

  1. I will have a go with this and report back, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I got someone like this, as this feels me.

  2. This was interesting … thanks for sharing! Here’s what I got:

    Creativity gives you insight

    You feel that creativity provides insight into your own being. In fact, it is like therapy for you, enabling you to get to know yourself better. You seem to be looking for a way into the mysteries of the subconscious. It’s not really self-expression you are seeking, but rather the tools of self-expression: discovering what your creation will reveal about yourself. Art helps you reflect on, analyse and expand your personality. You long to be creative, and it’s not just because you need to deal with your emotions. It’s the tension between contradictions, and the need to resolve doubt that drives you to be creative. Painting pictures, decorating rooms, arranging shells in the sand — these are all creative processes that allow your introspection to roam. You can trace your life through the different ways you have exercised your creativity. For you, art is there to make sense of life. You are more attracted to artistic activities that demand reflection, planning and solitude, and the personal discoveries you make often provide answers for others, too.

  3. Last night, I was thinking about what has worked for me as a blogger and what hasn’t. A long time ago, I had a very popular poetry blog on WP. I only stopped because I worked a lot and couldn’t keep up with blogging. The mental health blog was helpful for me, but I couldn’t exercise creativity, and I’ve been craving creativity to recover. So, I was excited to see your post today-and how important creativity is. I’m keeping the Star Girl handle, but I’m going to blog on my project from now on rather than mental health. I’m making the new blog today. I’m still following mental health tags and enjoy your posts-probably because you come from a creative writing background and it’s nice to connect with similar people. I am not as good at blending the two as you are-so I decided to just go ahead and create a separate blog. My blending experiment failed. Haha. To answer your post’s question: In the past, my creativity took the form of poetry. Currently, it is taking the form of science fiction. Have a great blogging week!

  4. 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.

    It didn’t give me a rating at the end of the test, but I would have to agree with a good 90% of what it said about my creative side.

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