A Jar of Creativity

We know what we are, but know not what we may be…
William Shakespeare

A jar of Creativity

In a recent comment someone asked about the content of that jar in my window. It’s filled with creativity of course!*

Cooking up your own concoction of Creativity is a process that you fine tune over a life time. I know the ingredients to my creativity soup, but even though I know the basic recipe it sometimes end up flat and tasteless. It happens and the main thing is that you can make something different tomorrow to spice it up or change it around. Because we all need to eat tomorrow too, right?

I think of creativity as a necessity. It’s something I need to live a full life. Just like food, air and sleep is a must for my body’s health creativity is a must for my well being and mind. It feeds me happiness.

* The jar is a symbol of creativity to me and I love the little bits of paper in there. They come from when I made spiral bound notebooks.

What are the important ingredients of your creativity?

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6 Responses to A Jar of Creativity

  1. Tally says:

    Oh Hanna, for once I miss an English word for my first thought about your jar of creativity. Anyway – it makes me smile.
    What an extraordinary idea of reminding oneself :-)
    Wish you tons and tons of creativity, my dear.
    Tally

  2. Corrine says:

    Great thoughts. A glue stick and my own pile of paper scraps for sure. xox

  3. April Cole says:

    Hello Hanna… such a sweet reminder of keeping our creative juices flowing!!
    Love your recipe too. :]
    For me, I need to have color and patterns.

  4. Cath says:

    I’ve something similar too! Mine are made with small papers and have some kind of prompt in each one. Mostly for writing but for other arts too. It helps in those not creative days.

  5. Pink Ronnie says:

    Hi Hanna,
    Love your jar of creativity – reminds me of how I used to fills up with origami stars!
    Ronnie xo

  6. jenny says:

    what a darling little jar of creativity! i have a jar i am filling with “confetti” from when i use my 3 hole punch. and the quote is perfect. i wonder if these bits and pieces from your spiral notebooks have become something else? a most inspiring post hanna-for me-always a glue stick-ephemera-and various markers/colored pencils.

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