CREATE — VIDEO OF PETE ECKERT: PHOTOGRAPHER, VISUAL PERSON AND OH! JUST HAPPENS TO BE BLIND TOO.
I wanted to share an inspirational interview with Pete Eckert, who demonstrates to me something that echos a quote I love from Mark McGuinness' post about creative blocks (I received some coaching from him. He's great!)
A creative person is a person who creates things.
It saddens me when I hear people say to me: "Oh, I'm not creative!" or "I'm not that creative" When you create something, whether it's a visual piece of art or mini ornaments from office supplies, you're being 'creative'! Please don't get hung up on being creative = must create a masterpiece like the Mona Lisa
Don't let your own fears, doubts or the standard world view stop you from expressing yourself. Find your song. Whatever that may be like. Pete has had to learn to 'see' differently. Whether it's his visual art, or making bread, he still continues to pursue his desire to create. I love stories like this! It's more than just the novelty of Pete's disability. It's having our logical, rational, everyone-knows-this-to-be-true mindset be rejected; allowing an expansion of our idea of what 'is possible'. So create something, even if you think it's so small it doesn't count. My mum calls it 'living in your own coconut shell' -- until you choose to come out of it, you're stuck in a very small, very limited world. Something you may think is small, can be enough to nudge yourself out of your little coconut shell and see a bigger view!
WILL YOU 'BE CREATIVE' TODAY?