Monday, July 18, 2011

Your Fingerprint

Hello Beautiful

Human creativity is a quality that I find remarkable.  It is a divine insignia which humanity bears more proudly than any other creature on the earth.  We were created to create.  Yet most believe a perpetual lie that they are not creative.  The truth is that everyone is creative; but possibly not artistic.

This an argument of more than mere semantics.  The distinction of definition sheds light into our innate ability.  To be artistic is to show skill or excellence in the execution of art.  But to create is to bring into existence that which did not exist before.  Women and men create everyday in the form of bringing a child into this world.  Yet there is not skill required in this execution.  Nor is it an art form.  But one cannot argue the beauty nor the necessity of this act of creation.

Everyday you create.  Whether it is a new look with make-up or a new route to work.  You create new outfits and new spreadsheets.  You create stories, photos, and memories.  You create jobs, websites, and products.   You might even create problems and arguments.  And hopefully you create comfort and cookies.

Everything that we create bears our fingerprint.  It speaks of who we are.  Our skills, qualities, and ethics.  My photos bear a certain saturation of color that is distinctive to my style.  I have tried to switch, but this is how I see the world; saturated with life.  Some photographers see the form of things in the world.  Others see the emotion in the world.  The eyes of who you are and what you see will be imprinted into your work, just as we are imprinted with the mark of our creator.

What mark are you placing in the world?  When I go to work and design I wish to imprint beauty to resemble refined taste.  I strive for a precision and accuracy to reflect my work ethic.  And perhaps even a little bit of playfulness to make it extra me.  When you go to—teach, draw, meet, babysit, play—which of your qualities do you manifest?

Create to bring life into this world.  Draw from what is inherently alive inside of you.  Evince the distinct traits that are unmistakably the best parts of you.  Bring forth beauty into the world no matter what you are doing.  Your creativity can speak that you are beautiful.

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