The Fallacy

“I’m not a creative person.”

I have heard this a lot. To which I always ask, “Why do you think you’re not a creative person?”

“Well, I can’t draw or paint, or write…”

Ah! Raise your hand if you believe this. Yep, it’s common.

Fallacy #1: Creative Expression is Limited

And usually to the most common forms of art: visual and performing arts, and the written word.

Why is that? Is it because those mediums actually have the word art in their titles?

Is it because those creative expressions are celebrated most in our culture as artistic?

Something to ponder. And while you do, I would like to tear apart this fallacy and look at those common limitations:

  1. Certain creative expressions are only for children (agism here!) like coloring
  2. Certain creative expressions are gender- specific (sexism here!) like crafts and tattooing
  3. Certain creative expressions are only for certain artsy-type people (stereotypes here!)

I want to argue against Fallacy #1 by saying I don’t believe creative expression has limitations! To prove it is this blog, this year-long project that is now culminating to a close: Project Creative Living.

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