The muscle of creativity

The Sparkle Experiment small creative play equals connection

Seeing your creativity as a muscle that must be regularly stretched and moved may be the motivation you need to take action. Pat Williams and Jim Dennery in How to Be Like Walt talk of Walt Disney saying “Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination… But just as a muscle frowns flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.”

Having flabby creative muscles don’t sound ideal but you can exercise them to make them stronger: to move from flabby to firm. And it doesn’t take that long a time to do it. A couple of weeks of practice can be enough to get you feeling much more confident about your creativity. The writer/poet Ashley Ormon agrees “Creativity is the brain’s invisible muscle — that when used and exercised routinely — becomes better and stronger.”

Practice making art regularly to give your creativity muscle the chance to get strong and firm.