gentle landscape memories

I’ve been blog-quiet lately, but very busy on the art front. I have an exhibition at http://www.tauruscrafts.co.uk/ in May and I’m trying not to get too anxious about it. It’s my first solo exhibition and it has got me thinking about what creativity means to me. I completed one of those silly magazine surveys about creativity recently. Silly yes, but the results were quite interesting. Here’s what it said about me….

Creativity is separate from the real world for you. But it’s a magical world in which you like to immerse yourself. When you’re involved in it, you get the wonderful sensation that there are no limits, that anything is possible. What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create. Planting flowers, writing poetry, embroidery or putting together a photo album, these are all suited to your sort of quiet creativity. You want to fall in love with what you create. You also think of creativity as a part of you in which you can take refuge and feel protected. As the psychoanalyst D Anzieu explained, creativity acts as an ‘encouraging parent — loving, enriching and supportive’. You would love to use your creativity to retreat into a world that is kind and reassuring. For you, being creative means having the chance to become one with what you create, bathe in the glory of it and allow yourself to be taken over by it. This is why you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience.

You can complete the questionnaire via this link if you like http://www.psychologies.co.uk/tests/whats-your-creative-style/

Anyway here’s some ‘retreats’ that I have made. More to follow. Miriam.

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4 Responses to “gentle landscape memories”
  1. notfrangible says:

    Ooooo, I shall have to have a go! Very interesting.

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