Blurring The Creative Lines

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So where does creativity begin? Where does it end? It’s all in our mind, within our power. We have it. I’m just finding that out, and beginning to have fun coloring outside the lines.

I like Abraham Maslow’s thoughts on creativity: “The key question isn’t ‘what fosters creativity?’ But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.”

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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24 Responses to Blurring The Creative Lines

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    A great quote for a striking photo, Angeline. I’ve never thought of it before but he’s right. We do look with amazement upon creativity when we all have the ability within us.

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    • Angeline M says:

      I think that so many people overlook their own creativity that when someone does do something creative, a majority of people will be shocked and amazed.
      Thanks, John. Have a good week.

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  2. Madhu says:

    I have noticed your progression from photographer to artist Angeline…think I have mentioned it before as well. This one is particularly lovely. Kudos! šŸ™‚

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  3. Jo Bryant says:

    I love people who colour outside the lines and have fun doing it…I have been doing it my entire life

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    • Angeline M says:

      It’s taken me a long time to finally figure this out…credit to the strict Catholic school nuns that demanded the straight and narrow, and no going outside the lines. But at least I finally learned.

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  4. Imelda says:

    Love the happy abstract feel in this one.

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  5. I’ve been a fan of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and it definitely relates to creativity. That is, at what point are people able to plunge into the creative act. Enjoyed your post.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Sally. It has taken me many years to realize that creativity exists within me (see comment to Jo B.), and I give thanks to picking up a camera and starting to play in order to come to the realization; and I am in awe.

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  6. Amy says:

    Well said about creativity, both photo and quote! Great shot!

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  7. I like this approach! What media are you using? You’re inspiring me to get back to the easel.

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  8. Love the image and the quote!!

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