“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
- Pablo Picasso
Have you ever witnessed how proud a child is of their paintings and craft work? They’re keen to show everyone and have it displayed somewhere visible like the kitchen fridge.
Amusingly, it may barely resemble what they us tell the painting is of, but they are proud of it nonetheless.
The reason for this is because they haven’t been taught the ‘rules’ yet (they have no rules that determine the artistic value of work), which means they are far less judgmental in their creativity.
Children are also amazed, fascinated and curious about things in a way that adults are not, taking much more interest in the simplest of things.
As we grow older, we tend to ignore the solutions that may appear too simple and obvious to us.
To quote Picasso again; “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”.
Find something creative to do. It could be anything (drawing a picture, taking some photos, singing, etc.), and do it as much as you can without judgement.
If you think you’ve made a mistake, or something doesn’t look, feel or sound right, no matter.
Just keep going.
Enjoy it like a child would.