I think children inherit creativity from their parents. All parents. I get to see this in real life through my grandchildren.
Yesterday I attended a dance performance in which my 8 year old granddaughter took part. (She’s on the left). I enjoyed watching the entire production and came away with a valuable lesson. Dance is very creative but it is just a little girl dreaming of being a princess until that little girl practices, learns the various moves and perfects her technique.
Here’s a drawing done by another granddaughter. She was barely two at the time. (I’ve actually seen pictures similar to this at art galleries so I would have to say she shows a lot of talent.)
Seems to me it’s the same whether you talk about dancing, drawing, painting, playing a musical instrument or singing. Nor is learning to write any different.
Everyone starts some place and from there practices, learns techniques and perfect their style. Everyone will end up at a different place just as we all start at different places. But in the end we all have creativity and talent. How we use it. How we choose to develop it. Where we go with it. That’s our choice.
But I believe we have a responsibility to use our creativity is some form or fashion. Again, the choice is ours as to how and what we do. Above all, I hope we all enjoy using and developing our creativity.
How do you develop yours?