Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My Creative Story - Allison Rose

Photo by Allison Rose: Pathway to Nowhere

Gabriola Island, BC., Canada

What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity means happiness, expression, joy. When I haven't been creative for a while, all of those wonderful emotions get locked up inside me.

The second I become creative (pick up a camera, or design a website) I can feel the joy and happiness creep out of me.

What is your creative passion? How do you approach it?

I have several creative passions.

The first is photography, and I love to grab my camera and walk around my surroundings looking for interesting and unique ways of photographing the ordinary.

Surprisingly I find web programming creative. To me it's like a puzzle... I want the website to do a, b, c.... and right now I have a blank canvas. The joy and creative aspect is getting that blank canvas to do what I want.

Describe the feeling you have when heavily into a creative activity you love.
I generally zone out deep in focus. When I used to paint and draw I would lose track of time. 5 hours could go by, and I would think it was 5 minutes.

With photography a feeling of release and happiness comes over me. It feels right to walk around with a camera in my hand.

What does the creative process do to, or for, you?
Creativity, or the creative process, keeps me happy. It keeps my mind active and helps me look at the world in different ways.

How have you fulfilled your own creative urges?
I have found ways to be creative in every day life. My job is creative in many ways. I find both aspects of my job, designing and programming websites to be creative in different ways. I also read a lot, and find it wonderful to be caught up in someone else's creative spirit. I try to go out with my camera as often as possible.

What do you do to satisfy your soul?
I moved to a place that is IN nature.... where trees outnumber people and I can hear the sounds of nature. Nature keeps my soul happy.

How are you creative in your life?
I'm creative with my work and with my hobbies.

Who has inspired you in your life to achieve your potential? How?
My family. If they were not accepting of my creativity and tried to push me into other life directions, I would probably not be in the fields I am today.

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