Creativity as a Practice

“ I have practiced being creative, and practiced coming up with ideas all of my life.” Einstein says, “Whatever you reinforce you shall get more of”

American culture has developed the idea that you are either creative or not. And that you are lucky if you happen to be one of those select few that the gods choose to make creative. As both an artist and an art teacher I find this concept frustrating. I am good at art because I study art, because I practice art. I am creative because it is something that I work at doing well. Art and creativity are the same as everything else; some people may be more inclined to be creative, but they only blossom if they choose to practice it.
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