I was perusing ArtLoveJoy when I decided to do the quiz that she had taken. It's on a website called Psychologies, and it was a little enlightening, to be honest! I had never really thought about it much, but I do find solace in creativity. I DO want to fall in love with whatever I do... it isn't an object, in and of itself, separate from me... I see it as a part of me. Which is maybe why I enjoy giving away the things I make to people that I care about. It's me giving myself to friends and family, and it's kind of what I do.
Here are my results from the quiz...
Creativity enriches youCreativity 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.
What is YOUR creative style?