Creativity: Thankful for God’s Spirit

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Everyone is creative whether they believe it or not.

We are made in God’s image; He creates and so do we. It’s time to step-up and stand in who we are made to be, and a big part of that is to exercise our creativity. First, we need to understand it.

Creativity is defined on Wikipedia as: a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).

A phenomenon. What a great word to use for the Creative Spirit. When we engage in creativity we are healed, we are informed, we are enlightened, we escape into all the devil hates about humanity. We find solutions for all manner of life’s problems and we learn to love from God’s perspective. Yes, creativity can do all of that.

We must understand that artists aren’t the only creative people on the planet. They have talents and skills focused on art industries, but they are not alone. Mothers and fathers are creative in parenting, Mechanics are creative in building, pilots are creative in flying, chefs are creative in cooking, doctors are creative in healing, and list goes on. As a matter of fact, you are creative too.

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Useless Art

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Useless Art?

We all have seen useless Art.

We artists have all made useless Art.

Use-less / adjective: not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome

So, what is the point of making Art? To find an answer, I think we need to change our thinking about the purpose of Art.

What is Art for? How is Art used? Where does it end up?

Well, Art expresses, moves, shocks, questions… Art demands, confuses, pulls, pushes… Art changes lives of artist and viewer—for better or for worse.

Art takes space, time, money, energy, passion… Art is useless, dusty, hidden, broken… Art pains artists and viewers—for good or for bad.

Truth is, the mention of Art makes a lot of people wince. Yet, people cannot seem to stop making Art, looking at Art, and wondering. We desire Art, crave it even, but we do not want to buy it, or cannot see where we could put it, or how we will live with it year after year.

There is something wrong with this picture.

What do you think?