People say I’m creative but I’ve never quite known what to do with that. Does it mean I’m crazy in a potentially productive way? I don’t create original works, I don’t paint, draw, crochet, interior decorate, dress well, nothing. I do write, but it’s just me talking out loud on paper. I do spend too much time on Pinterest distracted by pretty things.
I know I want to work on the business side of a creative company – project management at an ad agency, or the creative side of a business – marketing. While still working at Disney, I realized that I unconsciously backed myself into the editorial side adapting scripts into book/tape products and felt like I was exactly where I should be! The universe directed me there without me knowing what would greet me there and it was everything I’d hoped for. Still, I craved the higher level of creativity and credit of an original work, not just adaptations.
Now, I find creativity in being an ideas person. I love brainstorming meetings and dreaming up companies to start or ways for people to market themselves. I have to admit that I’m waiting to find some hungry number-crunching MBA that says, “That’s genius! You daydream, I’ll make a plan and hire people to carry it out!”
As I forge yet another direction in life, I’m hoping to equilibrate the creative juices in my head by venturing into some of these creative hobbies – plus I could use some art at home that isn’t from grade school kids – let’s hope mine won’t look like it is too.
Where do I start for inspiration? Pinterest.com! I found the following online and loved the simplicity of it and the color scheme.
Then, I decided to tweak it and as you see, while I was debriefed leaving Disney, some microchips are still in there. Here is my interpretation of that art piece that is from a grade school age movie, but with a grown-up twist.
I wound up having so much fun that I got over myself and forgive myself for adapting and not just coming up with stuff on my own. After all, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?