Creative lifestyle is pretty easy to define but how does it affect the world as well?
I use this category when introducing my blog to anyone. But what is it?I've been a creative lifestyle blogger for a while now but I never really identified what that means. I was commenting on other blogs and I wanted to say what kind of blog that I had... but I just didn't know what to call it! I posted random writing at the time and help stuff. But now that I have finally sunk into what I want my blog to be, it's time to showcase the amazing world of creative lifestyle blogging. And why I love it!
Creative lifestyle: the category to inspire all categories.Personally, I define creative lifestyle as a blog about the lifestyle of a creative person. This doesn't even have to be a "creative" (used as noun), it can be an artist, a strategist, a writer, a designer... Anyone whose daily life involves creativity - in their career or hobby, most likely.
Creative lifestyle removes the mystery of creative lives/professions.In tween-age school, I would always hear about how people got to their professions. Doctors, lawyers, bankers, teachers... but how did the creative people get to their point? I would read about artists and designers on my own time and I could find no definitive, step-by-step wikihow on how to become a fashion designer. (Which was my idea at the time. People who know how I dress now are probably laughing. Stop that.) And I needed a definitive list. That's why I created my blog and the label "creative lifestyle".
(At least I think I made it up, not having a moment I legit just haven't seen those two together. BUT I do know a lot of blogs that I would PERSONALLY label "creative lifestyle".)
The only way I would actually find information on advancing in art/design was through connections. And I'm horrible at connections and simply didn't have that path. I didn't have the money in art/design areas, I was simply interested. I think that spreading information on how a creative works relinquishes the barrier class creates, especially in art & creation.
Why do I love "creative lifestyle"?There would be times in high school. I would open up my art journal and start working. Another student would point to something SIMPLE like messy paint and say, "How'd you do that?" I said, "Oh, just dipped bunched up plastic wrap in paint and dotted it around." And they would detach IMMEDIATELY and say, "Oh, I couldn't do that. I'm not creative." - or - "Oh, I don't understand art." I remember being dumbfounded because I literally just mushed paint around. Like I wasn't trying to DO anything.
There's a wall of mystery between the art/creation world and people who refuse to get into that. If you want to be creative you just do random stuff. I swear that's my reply to when people ask me if I make art. "I just do random stuff." It will not be bad. There is no bad. You're making something random. Anyone can MAKE something, and it's important because thinking creatively helps in EVERY profession! So I focused on my blog to spread that message.
QUESTION: What motivates you to work, even when you're under the weather?