I’ve always viewed creativity in light of expression. Musical interpretation. Songwriting. Writing a book. Painting. Sculpting. Sketching. Taking pictures. If I wasn’t doing something artistic, I wasn’t being creative.
I now realize that I could not have been more wrong. Yes, artistic expression that creates something that didn’t exist an hour ago is creative…if it’s not just a copy of something else…but creativity also comes in other forms. It solves problems. Creativity can be technical, functional, messy, improvisational, or precise.