Creativity is textured
Contrary to common, active "working" time—at the writing desk, at the easel, on the stage—is only one form of creative time. In reality, creativity is a spectrum of qualities of "thought, feeling, and interaction." In other words, creativity is textured.
"The six textures can be thought of as each leading to the next: wonder → curiosity → humor → play → enjoyment → creation. It is useful to understand this as a causal sequence. It is also useful to understand that it is not actually one." Source
There are many expressions of creative energy, from mundane daily work routines checking off to-do boxes to silly, playful activities that look like not doing much at all. Each texture is comprised of a distinct set of associated skills that can be practiced and applied to navigate nebulosity and encourage the emergence of patterns and forms.
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These are my draft notes on creativity—as a skill, a practice, and a mystery