In our daily search for our muse and a constant inspiration in what we do, we are willing to try out anything. We will play games and have long discussions. We will take long walks and make deep entries in our red journals. We will isolate ourselves to connect to the soul within and lose ourselves in noisiness to live fully. All in the name of a creative life. In her book Living Out Loud, Keri Smith says, quite simply and rightly, that, “As creative beings, we have the gift of taking all our experiences, embracing them and using them as a source for our work.”
Its easy to look at life differently, with your own brand of quirkiness and your own angle of vision. Take more. Give more. Be more. Feel more. Tomorrow, in an ongoing crusade to keep the creative human being inside us alive and kicking, my designer friends and i will attend the creativitea party, an interactive conference being held here in Karachi, in the hopes of finally somehow starting the process of explaning to the people who need to learn that creativity is not bound by 9 to 5 timings and a need to churn out work. That it is a way you live life. It is a way to be. And that even when you have clocked out of work and gone back home and are vegging out in your pyjamas, your life is slightly different, more zingy, more vibrant, more designed…because if you are “creative”, the feeling needs to spill over uncontrollably in the mundane-ness of everyday life and make it…not so mundane.