Mention the word ‘creativity’ and you will very likely be faced with perplexed or sceptical stares. To many it seems elusive, mysterious even, and is therefore completely outside their reach. To some, it's an illusion, a myth. And, on the whole, creative people are seen as established artists with a fertile imagination, finely-honed skills and a boundless capacity for self-torture. With such a take on the subject, one cannot be blamed for dismissing creativity entirely!
I believe that creativity can be found in everyday life and doesn’t require external validation, that being creative is fun and good for us and helps us connect with one another on a deep, personal level.
I believe that we are all born with the potential to be creative and that potential is most of the time unrecognised, untapped and unvalued.
I also believe that creativity is not just about writing stories or creating a work of art, that it manifests itself in many often unseen, day-to-day, forms that are worth exploring and discussing.
With my new bi-monthly podcast, entitled The Creativity for All Podcast, I’m keen to:
The Creativity for All Podcast alternates solo episodes, focusing on a particular theme, and guest episodes with all manner of creative people discussing their take on creativity and what creativity means to them.
My podcast is designed for anyone tempted to pursue a creative path or who’s already being creative. It’s also designed for those of you who think they are not creative or can never be creative. I would love to change your mind about that!
The Creativity for All Podcast is sponsored by Blue as an Orange, where we believe in creativity through communication and offer mentoring and coaching for aspiring writers, tailored language tuition and editing/translation services.