Creative Learning. 2017.42.
My Tuesday posts have been about Education and Schooling since I started the new look blog in January 2015.
I am branching out today to write about what I have learned about being creative. I am educating myself!
In the past I might have given myself a go at some art or some kind of scrapbooking or even some making craft.
I did classes and I liked some of what I learned.
But I learned something about myself. It was that I don’t actually enjoy a formal lesson because as soon as I had them I found my creativity drying up. No-one actually criticised me I guess except myself. I did not measure up to what I thought a product should look like.
I was enjoying playing with art and craft (an old Infants teacher never forgets doing that with little kids!) with my grandchildren but I felt I needed more. Then I was introduced to a website here and fun challenge called Index Card a Day.
Fast forward to 2016 and I discovered another love. Making mandalas. It was a match made in creative heaven. I had bare minimum of a lesson via a book, and got some materials and then I let my creative self take charge.
This is why I now love my creative learning. It is self-paced. I am not afraid of sharing because I already like the process and the product is secondary.
Taking the pressure off has made the world of difference! I can see that this is something that may affect others who are creative in terms of art, music, drama, writing and photography.
Has something like this occurred for you or someone you know?
Joining Kylie Purtell and bloggers here who blog on Tuesdays.