Creative my butt!!!!
I think whoever wrote this comic had a creative mind.
I am not so sure I could write a comic strip.
I like to think that I have a lot of creativity,
I write, I write, I write, I read a lot, I write.
Uh, maybe I am not that creative now.
I once was full of creativity.
I did crafts, I did ceramics, I did pottery, and
I wrote poetry and short stories.
My favorite thing to do was pottery.
I cannot tell you how you know what to do with
a piece of clay but somehow you just do.
You feel that lump of clay in your hands and
you start to think about what
you want to make with it.
Then "bamm" you throw that piece of clay
onto the potter's wheel.
If it is a big piece you might slap it into the shape
of a ball before you start spinning the wheel.
This makes it a little easier to get it into shape,
and all the while you are doing this you are thinking
about what you want to make
and you let the clay speak to you.
As you are spinning the shape forms in your mind
and then you start to work the clay into that ball and you
flatten it at the top, those thumbs go for the center,
and then the magic begins.
Soon the magic appears before your eyes.
You then have to decide if it is any good or bad.
Sometimes you just throw it away to reuse the clay pile.
But if you decide is good then it had better be prepared to be cleaned, stripped of unwanted pieces if any,
painted, decorated, and glazed a few times.
Then out comes a beautiful piece of pottery that you
created from a lump of clay.
Now that's creativity!
At least it was for me at one time,
and now alas I create with words.
I hope I took you on a creative pottery tour.