I'm not creative.
I was the rare elementary school student who didn't like art class. I manipulated my schedule in high school to avoid art altogether. I can barely draw a recognizable stick figure!
And yet, I enjoy scrapbooking.
My non-scrappy friends today say things like, "I don't see how you can scrapbook. I'm just not creative enough to try that."
That's what I used to think :)
Sure, my pages aren't "artistic." I am very dependent upon right angles, symmetry, and perfect titles cut from my Cricut. I never journal right onto the page — but instead onto a scrap or journaling block so I can write it over & over until it's "perfect."
I admire, but cannot recreate, the artistic mixed media styles that are so popular right now. And I'm okay with that :)
Of my scrappy friends, I know a computer programmer, a tax accountant, a project manager in the healthcare software industry, and several household engineers. But don't think for a second that these gals aren't creative! How else would we have such hilarious and bizarre conversations while scrapping the hours away?
I know I must be creative in some ways, though, because….gosh …. where else would I find such crazy things to worry about when my mind is unoccupied?? I've found that If I exercise my creative side in productive ways, it helps limit the unproductive obsessing. For example, it's way more fun to dream up fun, silly giveaway requirements for PaperCrafter's Corner than to worry about X or Y or Z. In fact, as I sit here cross-legged on my bed typing this, I'm smiling 🙂 I guess scrapbooking & blogging both are forms of therapy for me!
But enough about me!
Where do YOU fall into this equation? Are you creative? You surely must be if you're interested enough in paper crafts to be reading this! Are you artistic? Do you enjoy other creative hobbies? What do you / did you do for a living? Were you "creative" in high school?