Saturday, July 9, 2011

Making creativity a priority

Creativity is something I do not have in great supply. However, as a teacher and a Christian, creativity is a necessity. I read the book "The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts" in college. It really helped me realize that how you spend your leisure time is a reflection on not only your education, but also your faith. That book talks a lot about how God, the Creator, created us, therefore, we continue creation through what we do and how we spend our time.

My husband and I went to Las Vegas for a few days this past week. We went to see the show "Cirque De Soleil- The Beatles Love". It was amazing! The amount of creativity it took to plan the costumes, the props, the choreography, let alone the symbolism and storyline was mind boggling. I think I may have the creativity to design one of the costumes, and that's about it. So, I decided to make thinking creatively a priority.

I used to be an editor for a publishing company, editing and writing children's curriculum. My senior editor decided we would read the book "The Sound of Paper" and do the creative projects as a team. About halfway through the book, my husband and I moved to Texas, and I stopped reading and doing the activities. My plan is to start the book again, reading each short chapter and doing each assignment. I plan to share my creations on here, if it's possible. My hope is that I'll tap into the creativity God gave me and make it a priority to keep up with it, even when the insanely busy school year begins. Let's hope!


  1. Awesome Abby! Can't wait to see how this unfolds!!! Goodluck!

  2. Love it Abby-I might have to look the book up! Getting a Masters in leisure I need to find creative ways to experience leisure besides school work and working out.