At the beginning of this year, during the wet and rainy Scottish Winter, I applied for a grant to delve deeper into the broad topic of creativity.
My fascination with creativity has been fuelled, in part, by being a member of the Creative Mornings/Edinburgh organising team. So many of our attendees have a different concept of what creativity is, and I want to know why some people feel creative and others don't. What does creativity mean to you? You might not live a creative life but have a thoroughly creative job, or vice versa.
I was excited for this project, but short story; I didn't get the grant. So I sat on my project idea for a little while until I realised how much this topic was the elephant in the room, how much it meant to me and that I wanted to move forward with it anyway. After a lot of thinking, a lot of doodling and some exciting changes and ideas later, I decided that my blog was a great place to explore notions of creativity through photos, words, ideas and conversations.
So this blog, on a Friday, is going to be a place where I post about and explore creativity, including my own.