Why do we create?
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Because it feels good. This is why children pick up crayons and fill sheets of construction paper with colors. This reason satisfies one of our most innate desires: to turn raw materials into something organized; to turn imagination into reality.
Children create without hesitation, without a self-censor or critic. They paint, draw, and disregard the lines. They use innovative colors (purple clouds and pink grass), and they don’t really care for praise. They create art for fun, and when they are done, they are quickly onto the next one. I’m learning to turn off my self -censor and inner critic.