Creative License

March 13, 2012
On Christmas day last year I was out in the evening with a couple of people. I was dancing on my own to Fela (I couldn’t resist), I got into conversation with a guy about my obvious love for Fela and Art in general, as we talked on and on about different art forms he finally asked “So since you like the arts so much, how do you express your self creatively?” I froze for a second because I didn’t have a definite answer, “erm I like to dance, I write some poetry but I don’t show anyone, I make jewellery sometimes too, I cook very well, and DIY a lot errr” I rambled on. I was glad when we changed subjects.

At the time my thought was how can I call myself a creative person when I don’t have a definite creative outlet? What does it mean to even be creative? I began to ask myself these questions and realized that little everyday things matter. Even more than the big stuff. In conjunction with gathering inspiration from many different sources, I find myself expressing myself in things like the way I dress, my mum always jokes that “Why won’t people ask if you’re Nigerian?” , the way I style my hair, the way I cook, This blog, how I wear make up, how I paint my nails. Little drops make an ocean yes?

It’s one of the reasons I decided that I wanted to be a teacher, main reason I wanted to do something fulfilling in which I was actively positively impacting young minds.  I wanted to be i an environment that was constantly changing and creatively charged. Unfortunately I haven’t had much of a chance to be really creative, when a school has a set way they do things nobody wants change, especially from a 22 year old who knows “nothing” sigh. slowly but surely I hope.

Anyways that’s my rant about giving yourself creative license.

So tell me, how do you express yourself creatively?

Love and creativity,

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1 Comment

  • Reply moyin :) March 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve had this problem as well, but I think I read a quote somewhere that says everything about you is art- the way you dress, everything about you. So yeah, I don’t believe that there’s one way to express creativity, it should be obvious in everything you do, everything about you.
    Yeah, that’s what I believe.

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